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TAPD investigating suspicious device found in dentist office parking lot

One officer on the scene says it looks like it could be a World War II grenade. One officer on the scene says it looks like it could be a World War II grenade.
TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) -

A bomb squad from Barksdale Air Force Base was called to investigate and then handle a suspicious device that turned out to be a hand grenade discovered outside a Texarkana, Arkansas dentist's office.

Texarkana, Arkansas police were called to the lot around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, after someone heading into the Stringfellow Dentistry office in the 400 block of Hickory Street picked it up and carried it in to show the staff there what they had found.

Upon presenting it to the staff, that person was told to take it back outside, which they did, and police and the fire department were called.

The bomb unit took the grenade away from the scene and blew it up in a controlled explosion.

Police say that while the device is believed to have been live, it was not a fragmentation grenade; It was a training grenade they believe malfunctioned.

It is not yet known how the device got to the parking lot, and no one has come forward with information.

Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the TAPD at (903) 798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at (903) 793-STOP. You also can visit the TAPD online at www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.

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