Suspicious device found in North Austin

The Austin Police Department says it is has cleared the scene after a suspicious device was found in North Austin.

The device was found on Lamplight Village Avenue between Magazine Street and Rodeo Drive. APD tweeted about the incident at around 10:20 a.m . and a little more than an hour later tweeted that the scene had been cleared.

Police say the item found was a novelty hand grenade. It was transported to a safe location for review and identified as a hoax device.

 

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