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MPD responds to 'grenade' call near Woodman's East

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Madison Police officers closed off Milwaukee Street on Sunday near Woodman's (in distance) after someone spotted a grenade. Madison Police officers closed off Milwaukee Street on Sunday near Woodman's (in distance) after someone spotted a grenade.

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police blocked off an area near Woodman's grocery store on Milwaukee Street around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in response to a grenade call.

Sgt. Rachel Peterson said a Madison Metro bus driver reported to police that someone told him there was a grenade in the bushes between the store and a nearby gas station.

Police set up a 300-yard peremter around the bushes.

"The bomb squad responded to our location and took what appeared to be a fragmented grenade that was extremely rusty," said Peterson.  "It's undetermined if it was live or not."

The Dane County bomb squad did not blow up the grenade.   Police are still trying to figure out how the grenade got there.

That stretch of Milwaukee Street has since been re-opened.

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Posted by the Madison Police Department at 7:38 p.m. Sunday:

"A Madison Metro bus driver reported someone telling him there was a grenade in the bushes near the Woodman's gas station.  Upon further investigation, a grenade was located and disposed of by the Dane County Bomb Squad.  The surrounding area was searched and no other explosives were located. 3800 Milwaukee Street and the surrounding areas are now open.  The investigation is continuing."

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