Grenade found in DC park; homes evacuated

October 1, 2008 9:13:48 AM PDT
Several homes have been evacuated in northwest Washington, D.C., after a grenade was found at a park. U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Lachance says a maintenance worker found the explosive Wednesday morning at Rock Creek Park. He says authorities determined it's a grenade and a police bomb squad is working to remove it.

Some nearby homes have been evacuated as a precaution, but Lachance didn't know exactly how many.

Police temporarily closed 16th Street, a busy commuter route, and two side streets.

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