Inert grenades prompt scare in Alhambra

ALHAMBRA — Authorities evacuated residents and blocked off streets Thursday after residents reported finding grenades — which were ultimately determined to be inert — while cleaning out their attic, police said.
The incident began about 2:20 p.m. in the 2500 block of South Stranahan Drive, Alhambra police Sgt. Brandon Black said in a written statement.
A resident called police after finding two of the grenades, the sergeant said. A search of the home turned up a third grenade.
Police cordoned off the area, blocked traffic on nearby streets and evacuated nearby homes as the bomb squad was summoned to check out the situation, officials said.
Bomb squad officials determined the grenades were harmless shortly before 4 p.m., police said, and street closures and evacuations were all lifted by 4:30 p.m.
The bomb squad took the inert grenades for disposal.
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