Suspicious Object Found Outside Library

In an effort to avoid a major calamity, police temporarily closed a library in Bend, OR yesterday.

Police report that a woman found an item that looked like a hand grenade in bushes near the Deschutes Public Library Thursday morning, put it in a garbage can and called police.

Turns out it was a bicycle lock, fashioned to look like a grenade.

KTVZ-TV reports that Sgt. Dan Ritchie says the building was evacuated as a precaution.

An explosives expert was called and determined the object was not dangerous.

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