A landscaping crew working at a McDonald’s in Thurmont uncovered an artifact from the Western Maryland town’s past over the weekend. According to the Frederick News Post, a live grenade was found under the pavement.
Soon after the discovery, the McDonald’s was evacuated, and authorities created a 600-foot perimeter. Officials X-rayed the grenade on the scene, and determined it was still active.
Bomb technician Dale Ednock told the News Post that the grenade was likely left from a military base in Thurmont. Crews will be back at the site this week with metal detectors to make sure there aren’t any other surprises under the fast food joint.
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