updated 10/4/2010 9:27:24 PM ET 2010-10-05T01:27:24

Police and firefighters in Southwest Harbor, Maine, blocked off the police department parking lot after a man arrived with a grenade, seeking advice on what to do with it. Police Chief David Chapais said the man had found the grenade among his deceased brother's belongings and brought it to the department Friday.

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The Bangor Daily News reported the man left the grenade in his truck when he went inside to talk to police.

The parking lot was blocked for three hours. Maine State Police Trooper David Barnard later safely removed the grenade. Police weren't sure if the grenade was live or not, but Barnard said state police would destroy it.

Chapais advised people to call the police first before attempting to touch or move such an item.

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