NEW ORLEANS -- The NOPD headquarters was evacuated after live grenades were found inside of a car that was being processed Thursday, according to police.
NOPD spokesman Officer Frank Robertson said around 6:15 p.m. officers were processing a vehicle after a shooting that happened Thursday. They found a safe, and inside were two apparently live grenades.
A bomb squad was called to transport the grenades away from the headquarters, and the building was evacuated.
"It's pretty unusual. It is an unusual event," said NOPD Deputy Superintendent Kirk Bouyelas. "Nothing that we aren't able to take care of or deal with. Our bomb squad has dealt with all types of devices, and that's what they're trained to do, and that's what they're equipped to do, and that's the reason they were called out to the situation."
Officials can confirm the pins were still in the grenades.
S. White up to Gravier was closed to traffic while the bomb squad was on the scene.