Hand grenade at Atlanta bus station prompts brief evacuation

ATLANTA Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:24am EDT

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ATLANTA (Reuters) - Police evacuated a Greyhound bus station in downtown Atlanta early on Monday after a hand grenade fell out of a box being shipped to North Carolina, but it was later found to contain no explosives.

The grenade was real but it had been hollowed out, police said. The scare closed the station for about an hour, according to Greyhound.

Atlanta's mass transit agency also shut down train services on one line for about 30 minutes while the grenade was investigated by a police SWAT team, agency spokesman Lyle Harris said.

"SWAT declared the grenade as safe," the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement.

(Reporting by David Beasley; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Stephen Powell)

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Mylena wrote:
At least you have the grenade with the serial and everything. You can follow up the records and, finally maybe, put in prison the ones that made it!!!!!!

Mar 17, 2014 11:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dualcitizen wrote:
Do you know how to read? It was hollowed out. And grenades are manufactured by companies and there is nothing illegal about making them. Back to your basement.

Mar 17, 2014 12:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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