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SWEET HOME, Ore. (AP) Police say Oregon Highway 228 in the Willamette Valley community of Sweet Home was closed for more than two hours after a grenade was found outside a house.

The Register-Guard says (http://is.gd/aG1d4Q ) a bomb squad went to the site Monday and determined that the grenade was inert.

Officers located a resident who told them he placed the grenade near the street after finding it while cleaning his house.

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