CINCINNATI (AP) — A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil told reporters that the bottle was shaped like a “pineapple” hand grenade and was in a woman’s suitcase.
The building was evacuated around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and then closed for the rest of the day after a suspicious item was noted in a security screening.
Sheriff’s official Jim Knapp said earlier that something “didn’t look right” in the screening. A bomb-sniffing dog was brought over, and authorities evacuated the courthouse based on its response.
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Neil says that he isn’t sure what prompted the dog’s response. He says no charges are expected.