New Orleans police headquarters evacuated after grenades found in car

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  • New Orleans police HQ evacuated after discovery of live grenades in car trunk
  • Police say car was connected to a home invasion earlier in the day
Authorities briefly evacuated the New Orleans police headquarters after officers realized a car they had towed had live grenades in it, a spokesman said.
The car was taken to police headquarters Thursday for processing in connection with a home invasion earlier in the day, officials said.
Two grenades were found in the trunk, prompting the evacuation of 15 to 20 people in the police station, said Frank Robertson, a New Orleans police spokesman.
The bomb squad was called in and the police station was reopened later, Robertson said.
In the earlier shooting incident, three gunmen stormed a home and shot five people before leading police on a car chase, CNN affiliate WWL reported.
Three of the people shot in the home died, the affiliate said. One of the suspects was fatally shot by police, WWL reported.