The grenade was found shortly before 4:00 am, with the pin still intact according to police.
The scene was cleared at approximately 4:30 am once bomb squad arrived on scene.
Officials said the grenade appeared to be real, but may be a training grenade.
It was removed from the car by the bomb squad and the car was towed.
Police were originally called to the corner of N Yale Avenue and Cable Avenue for a hit-skip accident. Officers said the driver appeared to hit multiple parked cars, and then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
A tow truck driver arrived on scene to tow the car and that is when they discovered the grenade.
Cable Avenue was closed between N Yale Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue while the situation was investigated.
Police evacuated a 300 meter area for safety.
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