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OCALA (CBSMiami/CNN) — A Florida fisherman made an explosive discovery over the weekend while magnet fishing that led to the shutdown of an Ocala fast food restaurant.
While using a magnet to search water for salvage items, the fisherman pulled up a World War II hand grenade, according to police in Ocala, about 80 miles northwest of Orlando.
The fisherman threw the grenade in his trunk and drove to a Taco Bell, where he called police. The Taco Bell was evacuated, police said, but was reopened later that day.
Ocala police later verified on their Facebook page the device was a WWII hand grenade and a bomb squad had removed the device without incident.
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