Grenade discovery forces people out of homes for 10 hours

The discovery of a grenade in a Gatineau neighbourhood on Monday night forced nearby residents out of their homes for more than 10 hours.

Military confirms grenade found in east Gatineau Monday night was real but had no charge

Gatineau police guarded the woods close to where a grenade was found Monday night in the east Gatineau neighbourhood of Buckingham. (Stéphane Beaudoin/Radio-Canada)

The discovery of a grenade in a Gatineau neighbourhood on Monday night forced nearby residents out of their homes for more than 10 hours.

A man discovered the grenade in a wooded area behind Georges Street in Buckingham, and nearby homes were evacuated just after 7 p.m.

The military was called in and confirmed it was a real grenade, but that its charge had been removed.

People were finally allowed back into their homes at 5:30 a.m., Gatineau police said.