Suspected Grenade Reported in National City Auction House

By Lauren Steussy and Danya Bacchus
|  Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012  |  Updated 7:48 PM PDT
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Suspected Grenade Reported in National City

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A suspected grenade at a National City auction house was reported to authorities Monday night. 

According to the National City Fire Department, the suspected grenade was reportedly found in a locker at the H&M Goodies Family Auction House on 130 E. 8th Street Tuesday evening. 

The individual who found the device took it outside to an empty parking lot and called 911. 

The device was inside a box labeled "grenade." 

Fire authorities determined the device was, in fact a grenade, but that it was deactivated. 

The auction house and a small apartment complex nearby was evacuated, according to employees. 

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