Hand grenade spotted at Greyhound station forces evacuation - CBS46 News

Hand grenade spotted at Atlanta Greyhound station forces evacuation

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Atlanta police said the discovery of what appeared to be a hand grenade prompted the evacuation of the city's downtown Greyhound bus station.

Several hundred people were pulled off buses and told to leave the station at about 5 a.m. Monday when an object that looked like a hand grenade fell out of a box.

The area outside near Forsyth and Garnett Streets was roped off and commuter trains on a nearby rail were stopped for more than hour as police investigated. Atlanta police said the grenade was real, but was hallowed out and posed no threat.

Marvin Green said he was on his way from Florida to South Carolina when his bus was evacuated at the Atlanta station. He said passengers were told only that officials had "found something suspicious."

Bomb squad members later inspected the bus and the Greyhound Station. Authorities gave the all-clear at about 6:15 a.m.

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