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New Orleans police HQ evacuated after live grenades found in car

WDSU

New Orleans police say they are evacuating the police headquarters building after they discovered two live hand grenades.

New Orleans police evacuated their headquarters and neighboring streets Thursday evening after two live hand grenades were found in a car that belonged to a man who allegedly killed three people earlier in the day.

The owner of the car was shot dead by an officer when the explosives were found and deactivated by a bomb squad, WDSU.com reported.


It took around 90 minutes to evacuate the five-story building after lab technicians found the grenades in a safe in the back of the car, according to WDSU.

Details of the event as well as a recent spate of violence will likely be addressed in a news conference Friday attended by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landreiu, Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas and Crime Commissioner James Carter, according to WDSU.com.