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Grenade discovered at Morrisville McDonald's

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Lynn Willey grabs lunch at McDonald's in Morrisville a couple of times a week.

"I'm glad I wasn't coming through last night late," she said.

That's because the drive-thru at the fast food restaurant quickly became a crime scene. The Vermont State Police Bomb Squad was called in after a McDonald's employee made a frightening discovery.

"It looked like a hand grenade," Morristown Police Det. Cpl. Ryan Bjerke said.

Morristown police closed part of Route 15 and evacuated the shopping plaza for about two hours until the device was safely removed from the property.

"I think it surprised a lot of people," Bjerke said.

The grenade is being tested and X-rayed by state police. Authorities won't say if its pin had been pulled.

McDonald's management says it's working with police. And detectives plan to pore over surveillance video to try to identify who put the device here and why.

"Without knowing who left it there, we don't know the reason behind it," Bjerke said.

"I wonder if it's kids, crazy people," Willey said.

Willey wants to know who's behind it, too.

"Nobody got hurt; that's the most important thing right there, so far," she said. "But if they don't find out who did it, it could happen again."

She can't believe her frequent fast food pit stop potentially became a target.

"It could have really hurt someone," she said. "So sad."

State police have not said what they've discovered during their examination of the grenade. There are no suspects and police want to hear from anyone with information.

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