Man arrested after police find grenade in vehicle during traffic stop in Rock Falls

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ROCK FALLS, Ill. (KWQC) - UPDATE 9/10: A man is facing charges after the Quad Cities Bomb Squad was called to a traffic stop in Rock Falls Monday afternoon.

Jacob Adams, 38 (Whiteside County Sheriff's Office)

Police say around 3:41 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop at 3rd Avenue and West 18th Street.

While searching the suspect's vehicle, they found a grenade. They weren't sure if it was real or fake, so they called the bomb squad.

The bomb squad came and disposed of the grenade. Rock Falls police weren't told if it was real.

The suspect, 38-year-old Jacob Adams, is charged with Unlawful Possession of Meth, License Suspended and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

ORIGINAL: Police shut down a road in Rock Falls while they investigated suspicious items in a car Monday evening.

TV6 has a crew on scene who tell us officers could be seen surrounding a vehicle on West 20th Street and 4th Avenue.

We're told it was a traffic stop, and when officers found suspicious materials in the car, they called in the Quad Cities Bomb Squad. The bomb squad left the scene shortly after 7 p.m.

Neighbors tell TV6 police went door to door and told them to be careful and stay inside while they investigated.

What was suspicious about the items in the vehicle is still unclear.