January 13th, 2012
05:41 AM ET

New Orleans police headquarters evacuated after grenades found in car

(CNN) - Authorities briefly evacuated the New Orleans police headquarters after officers realized a car they had towed had live grenades in it, a spokesman said.

The car connected to a home invasion earlier that day was taken to police headquarters Thursday evening, said Frank Robertson, a New Orleans police spokesman.

Two grenades were found in the trunk, prompting the evacuation of 15 to 20 people in the police station, Robertson said.

The bomb squad was called in and the police station was reopened later, Robertson said.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Frachini¬©‚ĄĘ

    Whenever I see something in New Orleans that I like, I say to myself, "we have this in New York too, but ours is better."
    The charm of the French Quarter is very short-lived for me: seconds.

    January 13, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmmm

    lol...such grand delusions...what do you say in front the mirrors in the morning?

    January 13, 2012 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Umm...don't they usually pop the trunk at the scene *before* they tow cars?

    January 13, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. ChiltepinRN

    Wow, just another reason not to visit.

    January 13, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Frachini¬©‚ĄĘ

    @ Mmmmm:
    When I look into the mirror after brushing my teeth in the morning, I say, "Lord, I don't look like Mmmmm yet. Lord, Thou knowest that deep withinna my heart I wanna be a Christian just like Mmmmm. I wanna walk in Jerusalem just like Mmmmm! Lord, if it can be Thy will, make me more like unto Mmmmm, in his holiness and uprightness...what, Lord? What did you say? Mmmmm is? Really? An A–a what, Lord? OK. Thank you Lord. Then I don't walk in Jerusalem just like Mmmmm. Thank you, Lord. Thank you."

    January 13, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ¬©

      Steppin' into Eden. Yea, brother. Steppin' into Eden. Yea, brother. No more trouble in my body or my mind. Gonna live like a king on whatever I find. Eat all the fruit and throw away the rind. Yea, brother.

      I can't let a day pass without another Star Trek reference can I? Even if it was a terrible episode.

      January 13, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. bigwilliestyles

    Hamsta, was that you?

    January 13, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    'Spend an hour a day with Jesus. Just an hour a day and y'all wouldn't be like this."


    January 13, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    lol @ bigwillies! That was EXACTLY my first thought when i read the topic!

    January 13, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ banasy, who invaded you while you slept last night??? @ mmmm. word.

    January 13, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Just repeating a pearl of wisdom from a hypocrite.

      January 13, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    @ banasy, phew! For a moment i thought you were gone...Lol

    January 13, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO ©

    This is a strange question, made stranger given the fact that I've asked it before on a previous CNN post – where does one actually buy a grenade? I wouldn't think this sort of thing would be too common.

    January 13, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      If you have enough $, you can buy a rocket launcher...

      January 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    lol @ BOMBO, you woulda loved jimmy kimmel the other night since youre a star trek buff! He interviewed a group of 2nd graders on their political thoughts and the consesus was: republicans were something from star trek and democrats were teeth pullers!!

    January 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. gung hoe

    @banasy seriously you can send your pets ashes into outer space

    January 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Um, w t f?

      As an aside, does anybody besides myself think it's odd that hamsta would *not* comment on this thread, it being his hometown and all?

      January 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Granny


    January 14, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |