Waukesha residents evacuated Thursday after grenade found

CREATED May 9, 2013 - UPDATED: May 9, 2013

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WAUKESHA - Police evacuated residents in Waukesha around the area of the 300 block of Wilson Avenue Thursday afternoon.

"At approximately 3:47 p.m., the Waukesha Police and Fire Departments responded to the 300 block of Wilson Avenue for a report of an explosive device located in front of a residence," said Sgt. Joe Hendricks with Waukesha Police. "The device was described as a military style grenade and was located in the driveway of a residence."

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's office said their EOD (explosive ordinates department) was sent to the scene.

Just before 6 p.m., the Milwaukee County Bomb Squad arrived on scene and "rendered the explosive device safe." The bomb squad took custody of the explosive device and this investigation is ongoing.