Land mine donated to Goodwill found to be inactive
MOSCOW, ID —
A land mine found at Goodwill requires a bomb squad response.
According to the bomb squad from Fairchild Air Force Base it’s a training device.
It was found in a tote bag in the intake donation area of Goodwill, someone was just simply donating it.
Moscow Police and Fire received a call at 5pm Thursday from the Goodwill store.
The entire business complex four businesses and half the La Quinta Inn were evacuated.
The bomb squad arrived at 8:30 pm and x-rayed the device before safely removing it from the building.
Moscow Fire Chief Brian Nickerson tells us the device dates back to World War 2 time.
"Found it to be training aid for land mines which are used to train new people how to detect and work around those devices so it is a training device," said Nickerson.
The chief tells us the Spokane squad is taking the device with them back to Spokane.
Business will continue as normal Friday for the area.