TAMPA, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) —Campus police evacuated parts of the University of South Florida library after workers found an old grenade in a box with other donated items.

WTSP-TV reports that the Tampa Police Bomb Squad were called to the campus after the grenade was found.

Police say the third, fourth and fifth floors of the library were evacuated Wednesday afternoon. The bomb squad reopened the area about an hour later.

Workers were going through a box of items donated to the library’s special collections section when they found the grenade — believed to be from World War I or World War II. Police determined the device was not dangerous.

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