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Fake grenade found on Ford building desk

Oct. 3, 2011 at 12:53 PM

DETROIT, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- What appeared to be a grenade found on a desk at the UAW Ford National Programs building in Detroit prompted a bomb squad being called in Monday, officials say.

However, the grenade turned out to be a fake, the Detroit Free Press reported.

"It looked like a real hand grenade," Detroit Police Sgt. Stephen Fillare said. "We weren't taking any chances."

Police and fire personnel were called to the building at 7:30 a.m., The Detroit News reported.

"A security guard in the building noticed what he thought was a grenade on a desk in the building," said Detroit Police Sgt. Erin Stephens. "He called authorities and it was determined that it was a fake, a prop."

The building was not evacuated and traffic was maintained on surrounding streets.

Police have yet to determine why the fake grenade was on the desk.

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