'Grenade' at Bend library was actually bike lock

'Grenade' at Bend library was actually bike lock

'Grenade' at Bend library was actually bike lock

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 19 at 7:37 AM

BEND, Ore. -- Police in Bend, Ore., say they evacuated the Deschutes Public Library and temporarily blocked traffic nearby after a report of an item that looked like a hand grenade. Turns out it was a bicycle lock, fashioned to look like a grenade.

Sgt. Dan Ritchie says a woman found the item Thursday morning in bushes near the library, put it in a garbage can and called police.

KTVZ-TV reports that Ritchie says the building was evacuated as a precaution.

An explosives expert was called and determined the object was not dangerous.

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