Police in Vermont say the device found outside a McDonald's restaurant in Morrisville that prompted the shopping plaza to be evacuated was a live hand grenade.
Police were called to the Morrisville Shopping Plaza at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving the report about the grenade.
When officers arrived they determined it was a completely assembled grenade.
Police shut down parts of Route 15, evacuated the plaza and called in the state police bomb squad.
The state police bomb squad made the device safe and removed it.
WCAX-TV reports that police said Friday that they don't know where the explosive came from.
State police x-rayed the device and determined that it was real.
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