According to NY1, the New York Police Department evacuated General David Petraeus’ office after a grenade was mailed to him as a joke from a friend. The grenade — like the prank — was a total dud.
At around noon on Tuesday, Petraeus’ secretary discovered the fake grenade after opening a package addressed to him. The gag gift caused the building to be evacuated and forced the police to shut down 58th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. That’s a hell of a joke! I’d like to see Louis CK tell a gag that shuts down a major city block.
After taking the package to the building’s courtyard to examine the grenade, they determined that it was a “novelty item” sent to him by an unidentified friend.
It wasn’t clear if Petraeus was in the building at the time and his office hasn’t replied to calls for a comment. Probably because his secretary quit after she was scared half to death from opening a package with a grenade in it.