BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) - A hand grenade turned into a police station in Bethsda today was a live device, according to Montgomery County Police. Members of the bomb squad took the grenade to a range area in Poolesville where it was disrupted.
A woman cleaning her home found the grenade and turned it in at the 2nd District Police station on Thursday afternoon.
The station at 7359 Wisconsin Ave. was closed for an investigation, and residents were advised to avoid the area.
The Montgomery County Fire Marshall responded to the scene, removed the grenade and rendered it safe.
The woman who found the grenade was preparing her home for sale. She brought it to the police station at about 3:41 on Thursday.
A police spokesman said that if anyone finds a similar device in their home of
elsewhere, they should leave it where it is and call the police.