Hereford Police Station has been locked down after a hand grenade entered the building.
West Mercia Police said the station was closed after a “member of the public” handed in the potentially dangerous device.
A cordon has been established around the station, and it is likely that it will remain there for some time while a bomb disposal team attends the scene.
The force added that they wanted to “assure the public that there is not believed to be any risk to the general area or community.”
Express.co.uk has contacted West Mercia Police.
According to the Inrix traffic monitoring service, nearby Bath Street is closed in both directions. As a result, there is currently congestion on Kyrle Street.
A police spokesman said the Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is now in the process of attending the scene to assess the device and ensure it is disposed of safely.
A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “Hereford Police Station is currently closed as a precaution after a member of the public handed over what is believed to be a hand grenade.
“Explosive Ordnance Disposal has been informed and is attending the scene to assess the device and ensure it is disposed of safely.
“We would like to assure the public that there is not believed to be any risk to the general area or community.”
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