Kansas City police temporarily blocked off the intersection of East 32nd Street and Wallace Avenue on the city's far east side after a passerby found a hand grenade in the street.
About an hour later, officials said the grenade was not an explosive device.
Police were called to the area, located three blocks east of Interstate 435 and just north of U.S. Highway 40, just after 7:30 a.m. Monday. The police department's bomb unit and robot were on the scene. Police said the grenade still had the pin in it. Police never evacuated any area homes.
Shortly after 8:30 a.m., police said the grenade was not an explosive device. It was once a hand grenade, but it had been hollowed out, and was probably being used as a paper weight or decoration. Police removed it.
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