Lincoln Park, with its ample strollers, pet boutiques and high-end dining, hardly seems like the kind of neighborhood where weapons of war would be lying around on the street.
But at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, police received a call to the 1900 block of North Clifton Avenue, just around the corner from an Urban Fresh grocery and an Ann Taylor Loft.
A hand grenade was tied to a pole in front of the General Iron Industries metal-recycling plant.
The Bomb and Arson Unit promptly cordoned off the area, according to the Chicago Tribune. Officers detonated the device at 8:20 a.m. without incident. Traffic is now flowing through the area normally, though police were still on the scene in the hour after detonation.
It is still unclear whether the grenade was live or inert when the police discovered it, and there are no suspects so far in its placement.