(Maryland) Suspicious object closes grocery store for two hours.
A Food Lion supermarket in Salisbury, Maryland, closed for 2 hours May 19 as fire and police investigators worked to identify a suspicious object resembling a grenade in the parking lot. Customers were ordered to stay inside the store during the investigation. “Someone saw what looked like a possible grenade, and police saw what looked like a possible grenade, but it turned out to be a fake device,” said a lieutenant of the Salisbury Police Department. “It was a replica or fancy toy.” The device was in the custody of the Maryland fire marshal for further study, he said, adding that it was unclear how it got into the parking lot and whether it was intended to frighten passersby.