The bomb squad was called to a scene in Rowan County after a live grenade was found in a box.
The grenade was found in a box at Beggar's Bazaar on N Lee Street, near Old Lutheran Cemetery, early Thursday.
Officials say someone had picked the box up from an estate, and found the explosive while going through it. That person contacted the authorities.
The Cabarrus County bomb squad was then called out and N Lee Street was closed as a precaution.
A Cabarrus County deputy then got the grenade, which will be taken to a range to be destroyed.
The scene was cleared and the road was re-opened around 3:10 p.m.
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