The Canada Revenue Agency building in Red Deer was evacuated Thursday morning after reports of a grenade on the front steps of the building.

RCMP were called to the scene at 4996 49 Avenue just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The building was evacuated and police contained the area.

Police determined the grenade was a fake and seized the device.

People were allowed back into the building after the grenade was determined to be a fake.

RCMP continue to investigate.

They ask anyone with information to call 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).