By WECT Staff | January 13, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST – Updated January 14 at 9:53 AM
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WECT) – Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have recovered a second grenade sold at a Shallotte thrift store last year in neighboring Horry County, South Carolina.
The grenade was one of likely several purchased from a vendor at the Fancy Flea Antique Mall, located at 2773 Ocean Highway West near Shallotte, in June 2020. ATF officials say the WWII-era grenades were believed to be inert at the time of the sales.
ATF officials say anyone who purchased a grenade at the business and would like it evaluated, or want additional information, should contact authorities immediately in the interest of public safety.
If you have any information, contact the North Carolina Field Division at 704-716-1800. Information can also be provided to the ATF by calling 1-800-ATF-TIPS (800-283-8477), or by email at ATFTips@atf.gov, or through the ReportIt ® app.
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