Pennsylvania courthouse evacuated due to fake grenade

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – A fake grenade caused a western Pennsylvania county courthouse to be evacuated for more than an hour.

The bomb squad from neighboring Allegheny County was called after the grenade was found in the Beaver County Courthouse on Wednesday morning.

The building was evacuated shortly after 10 a.m. and workers and others were allowed to return just before 11:30 a.m.

County Sheriff Tony Guy tells the Beaver County Times that a fake grenade prompted the emergency response.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether authorities know how the grenade got into the courthouse, or whether anyone will face charges in connection with the incident.

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