Toy grenade sets off concern, evacuations in NH

Posted: 03/20/13 at 12:15 pm EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police say a plastic, toy grenade uncovered by workers digging at a garage foundation in Manchester, N.H., set off concern and some evacuations.

Police responded to the home about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and saw what appeared to be a grenade partially uncovered in about 2 to 3 feet of dirt.

As a precaution, nearby residents were evacuated and the state police explosives unit was called to investigate the device.

A bomb technician did an X-ray of the item and determined it was safe. Police were then able to manually examine it; they determined it was a plastic toy replica of a grenade.

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