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.