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Suspicious device in Vienna was a grenade

Wednesday - 1/2/2013, 1:43pm  ET

UPDATE, Wednesday- 1/2/2013, 9:59am ET - The suspicious device found in a Vienna parking lot has been identified as an inactive grenade, according to Vienna police.

The Fairfax County bomb squad found the grenade, but they say the public was never in any danger. The area between Lawyers Road and Center Street is now reopened.

WASHINGTON, Wednesday - 1/2/2013, 9:03am ET - A suspicious device was found in a parking lot in Vienna Wednesday morning.

Vienna police say they were called to the Merchant's Tire & Auto Centers at 141 W. Maple Ave. around 7:30 a.m.

The Fairfax County bomb squad has closed the area off between Courthouse Road/Lawyers Road and Center Street to evaluate the device.

The businesses in the 100 block of Maple Avenue are also being checked out.

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