Bomb unit investigates hand grenade found in Alpine

Incident reported in 23400 block of Japatul Valley

ALPINE, Calif. - A report of a possible hand grenade in the Alpine area Monday prompted a call to the sheriff's Bomb/Arson Unit.

The sighting was reported shortly after 9 a.m. in the 23400 block of Japatul Valley Road near Bell Bluff Truck Trail, sheriff's Lt. Scott Amos said.

The Bomb/Arson Unit had cleared the scene by about 10:45 a.m., but it was not immediately clear if the device was determined to be non-explosive or was rendered safe, according to Amos.

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