Police blocked off 17th Street between Valencia and Albion streets for about an hour this afternoon after a citizen tried to dispose of an old grenade at Mission Police Station.

According to officer G. Buckner, a citizen brought an old grenade to the station at around 12:30 p.m. Police immediately evacuated the station and neighboring Taqueria El Toro as a precaution.

Police opened the street to traffic at around 1:20 p.m. after the explosive ordinance disposal team took the grenade.

Buckner added that citizens who want to dispose of dangerous devices should call police and not bring the items to them.

Rigoberto Hernandez

Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare...

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