Workers at Cancun wait at the door while a police officer controls the area. Photo by Marta Franco

Police reopened Mission Street, between 18th and 19th streets, after finding a hand grenade, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said. A man was arrested in connection with the device.

Police received reports of a suspicious device at 10 a.m. Saturday. The street was closed to traffic for approximately one hour while the bomb squad searched for the device. The suspect was then taken into custody.

According to several witnesses, a man entered several businesses on Mission Street including Cancun Taqueria, El Salvador Restaurant and George’s Market, and showed a hand grenade.

Lucilda García, who lives nearby, said that she went to walk her dog Saturday morning and police didn’t let her go in when she returned.

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Marta came from Zaragoza, Spain to master her English but everyone she speaks to wants to practice Spanish. After just a few months in the Mission, she already feels at home. In her free time she can be found reading books, watching movies, roller skating or just enjoying a good meal, an interesting conversation or a sunny walk around the neighborhood.

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