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VIENNA, Va. (WUSA) -- Vienna Police responded to the scene of a reported explosive device in the Merchant's Tire parking lot on 141 Maple Avenue, Wednesday morning.

Police say the device was a grenade that's "internal components had been removed making it inoperable."

A robot removed the grenade (see video).

Police evacuated businesses in the area from Center Street to Lawyers Road and all traffic was diverted to side streets for over two hours.

The road reopened at approximately 9:35 a.m.

Police continue to investigate the incident and are asking anyone with information to call them at 703-255-6366.









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