Cops call juggler's act too hot to handle

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Suspicion that a juggler was tossing a live grenade -- it wasn't -- led police to close off a San Francisco street.

The bomb squad determined the grenade was a replica, but police first shut down a block of Jefferson Street near Fisherman's Wharf around 5 p.m. Saturday, said Lt. Troy Dangerfield.


"You have to take all precautions because you never know," he told the San Francisco Chronicle. The block was reopened around 6:15. p.m.

The performer, who has not been identified, was detained. Dangerfield did not know if the juggler was still in custody or whether he would be charged, the newspaper said.

"If you're a juggler, and you're juggling something that looks like it could be dangerous, please have a big sign saying it's fake," he said. "Or just use bananas."

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