OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) – UPDATE:
The Taco Bell has been reopened after the hand grenade was identified as an authentic World War II weapon.
The Taco Bell restaurant on East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala has been evacuated, according to the Ocala Police Department. ] Officers said a man brought a branch to the restaurant.
They said the man was magnet fishing nearby when he reeled in the grenade. He then went to the Taco Bell to call 91
The Marion County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad has responded and advised people to avoid the area until it is deemed safe.
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