A suspicious device that prompted the evacuation of a local post office turned out to be harmless.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says they first received a call around 6:15 a.m. Friday that employees at the Peyton post office had found a potential explosive device while sorting the mail.
The building was evacuated and the bomb squad was called in to investigate.
The item in question turned out the be a "pineapple style grenade." The sheriff's office says the dummy grenades, available at Army surplus stores and online, are very realistic looking down to the practice fuses that are attached and overall weight.
The sheriff's office says the replica grenades look like the real thing to people who don't know what they are.
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