- Associated Press - Sunday, May 10, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police station was evacuated for more than two hours Sunday after a woman brought a grenade to the front desk.

Police say the woman came to Mission Community Police Station and said she found the grenade while cleaning the garage.

The woman said it had belonged to her brother, who was a World War II veteran.

The station was evacuated but 911 callers could still get through to dispatchers.

Lt. Bill Heard tells the Los Angeles Daily News (https://bit.ly/1FYrITW) that a bomb squad moved the grenade and destroyed it.

A nearby freeway off-ramp and on-ramp were closed until the all-clear was given shortly before 3:30 p.m.

Police say anyone who finds a grenade shouldn’t touch it but should call authorities to deal with it.


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