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Police reopen Ena Road in Waikiki after grenade scare

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    A screenshot from a Waikiki traffic camera shows empty mauka-bound lanes of Ala Moana Blvd. at the intersection with Kahanamoku St. this morning. Ena Rd. is to the left, offscreen.

An old grenade found next to a convenience store in Waikiki prompted police to temporarily shut down a part of Ena Road.

Shortly after 9 a.m. today, police said a maintenance worker discovered the device under a large bush next to 7-Eleven at 1901 Kalakaua Avenue. Officers shut down Ena Road between Hobron Lane and Kalakaua Avenue to conduct an investigation.

The convenience store also temporarily closed until an officer from the Honolulu Police Department’s SWAT Team arrived. Customers at the adjacent Pho Minh Thu Restaurant and Ena Road Laundry were advised to steer clear from 7-Eleven.

Officers reopened Ena Road at approximately 11:10 a.m. after the investigation was completed.

Lt. Bernie Terry of the Waikiki Police Substation said the device is likely an old grenade. There was no pin inside and it was “hollowed out,” she added. “It turned out not to be a live grenade.”

The grenade was removed from the area and will be inspected by bomb technicians.

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