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Fake grenade prompts evacuation of U.S. Post Office in Sweetwater, FL

June 3, 2024
2020 05 14T180203Z 1 LYNXMPEG4D1WQ RTROPTP 3 USA POSTOFFICEFILE PHOTO: A United States Postal Service (USPS) truck is seen in the rain in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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A fake grenade prompted the evacuation of a U.S. Post office in Sweetwater Sunday morning.

The incident happened around 8:30 a.m. at the Post Office in the 11600 block of Northwest 25th Street.

Sweetwater Police said officers responded to a call of a grenade after the suspicious item was discovered while mail was being scanned.

The building was evacuated but the item was found to be a prop grenade, police said.
The incident prompted a large law enforcement response that included officers from multiple agencies and several fire rescue trucks.

No other information was immediately known.

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