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Grenade discovered in middle of the road in Southwest Baltimore

Posted at 2:12 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 16:18:02-04

BALTIMORE — Police officers in Baltimore's Southwest District had to block off a street on Tuesday afternoon after a grenade was discovered in the middle of the street.

At about 1:45 P.M., officers were called to the 2500 block of Ashton Street for a possible grenade that had been located in the middle of the street.

When officers arrived, they found a grenade that had the bottom drilled out, its contents emptied, and parts were missing.

Members of BPD's Bomb Team responded out and recovered the grenade which will soon be destroyed.

Some residents in the block were asked to evacuate their homes while a bomb squad came out to inspect the device.

The grenade was found to be inactive, allowing for the street to be re-opened.

It's unclear how the grenade ended up on the street.