Hand grenade in Williamsburg found to be squeaky toy, police issue false alarm

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Jul 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-13 16:41:36-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Police were investigating after a hand grenade, which was found to be a squeaky toy, was found in the parking lot of a shopping center in Williamsburg.

The toy grenade was found at Midtown Row on Monticello Avenue on the Earth Fare side.

Businesses were evacuated while emergency officials investigated the scene.

Authorities asked people to avoid the area.

The investigation is ongoing.