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Grenade Replica Prompts Scare At King Of Prussia Mall

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (CBS) – A portion of the King of Prussia Mall was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious device in a planter that was later determined to be a replica of a grenade.

The discovery was made at about 1:47 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level of the Court at King of Prussia near the Eddie Bauer Store.

Upper Merion Police say about one-fourth of the food court was evacuated while the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad investigated the find. Police say at about 2:30 p.m., the Bomb Squad determined the item was a replica of a hand grenade and not an actual explosive device.

“It turned out to be a hand grenade, which was real at one point, but was now a hallowed out training device,” said Sgt. Al Everson.

In addition to investigating the incident, the Upper Merion Police Department is also looking into whether a fire in a trash can just outside the mall entrance, might be connected.

Police conducted a security sweep and the mall was reopened about 90 minutes later.

“It was scary, but luckily nothing happened,” said one shopper.

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  • Colonel Flagg

    So that’s where I left it.

  • Jay Eibner

    So it was a hallowed grenade. “‘First shalt thou take out the
    Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three
    shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting
    shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two,
    excepting that thou then proceed to three.”

  • Bob Kustofawitshz

    hallowed (adj.) – holy, consecrated, sacred or revered

    hollow (adj.) – having a cavity, gap or space within

    #spelling fail

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