Moscow Goodwill evacuated after possible explosive device found in donations

Moscow Goodwill evacuated after possible explosive device found in donations

The Goodwill Store and Workforce & Family Services Offices in Moscow was evacuated Thursday evening after an employee discovered what appeared to be a land mine mixed in with donated items.

The World War II memoribilia piece that appeared to be a land mine has been determined by the Spokane Bomb Squad to be a training device that is considered safe.

“We do receive unusual items in donations from time to time,” said Heather Alexander, Senior Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications for Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest. “People often have no idea that they have donated something that is potentially dangerous. In most instances, family members are cleaning out a home or garage after a loved one has passed away, and they do not know what an item is.”