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False Alarm: Toy Grenade In Marina del Rey Prompted Evacuation

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It probably looked something like this (Photo by GLYPHstock via Shutterstock)
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Welcome to the neighborhood! A family moving into a home in Marina del Rey alerted authorities after discovering what they thought was a live grenade—with pin intact—in front of their new house.Deputies from the Los Angeles County sheriff's department were called to the 5100 block of Marvale Drive just after 10 p.m. on Friday night, and promptly evacuated the homes in the immediate area surrounding the grenade. Investigators from the Arson/Explosive Detail were called to the scene and investigated the device, but they realized upon inspection that it was just a toy, according to CBS 2.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes once authorities realized there was no threat.