Replica Grenade Found In Downtown Gainesville Condominium
GAINESVILLE - It was a scare for students and residents who live near the downtown condominium, Oxford Terrace.
The Alachua County Sheriffs Office bomb team was dispatched to the condominiums when suspicious material was discovered by a maintenance staffer inside of one of their vacant units.
The spokesperson for Gainesville Police Department, Ben tobias says the material turned out to be non explosive. "Word is from the maintenace person that there was what appeared to be a live hand grenade among some other materials. We always defer anytime there's any kind of question whatsoever we always defer to the alachua county sheriffs office bomb disposal team," Tobias says.
Instead a replica grenade and inert materials were found. Southwest depot avenue between 6th and 11th street were close from 8:30am to 2pm, buses were also re routed but now the scene has been cleared and all is back to normal.
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