For what it’s worth, situations like this could have turned out much worse. It’s a good reminder that we are not guaranteed tomorrow.
Thought it was simply a robbery at first of the check-cashing place nearby when the police and a local TV station showed up. It took a while before the store manager was informed there was a
bomb, correction a possible grenade. The police didn’t think it was big enough to damage where I was eating. Eventually the bomb squad showed up and took care of the problem. Looks like they took care of the problem. Out of the local TV stations, only Channel 12 KWCH https://www.kwch.com/, showed up. Not seeing anything on their website or Facebook page as of shortly before this post went live.
There are several exterior cameras on the outside of this strip mall which could help reveal the possible identity of the person who planted it.