Several streets in central Prague closed after grenade is found at construction site

The police on Wednesday closed several streets in central Prague, including the busy Národní třída, after a WWII artillery grenade was found at a construction site. No buildings in the area had to be evacuated. The police’s explosives squad transported the grenade to a safe location where it could be detonated, a police spokesman said. The unexploded artillery grenade was unearthed at a construction site near the Národní metro station where a new shopping mall is being built; the operation of the metro was unaffected by the find.

Author: Jan Richter