7th and Grand reopens after police remove ‘modified hand grenade’

A picture of the scene of where a grenade was found

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The area around 7th and Grand in downtown Kansas City is back open Wednesday, after temporarily shutting down for police to investigate a report of a grenade in an empty parking lot.

Police said at 10:29 a.m. that they have secured the device and the surrounding areas would be reopening.

Crews shut down the area around the empty parking lot as a precaution.

Officials removed the device, which they said was a “modified hand grenade,” and said they took it out of the area for further investigation.

“It should go without saying, but please don’t leave grenades – even inactive ones – just lying around,” KCPD tweeted.

Bomb and Arson Unit members are continuing to investigate whether it is live at a secure, off-site location.

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