Police: 'grenade scare' in Buckhead wasn't an explosive

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Authorities gave the “all clear” early Monday evening after investigating a report of a possible grenade found inside a returned rental car in Buckhead.

A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department said they were called out to the Hertz car rental location in the 3200 block of Peachtree Road just after 4 p.m.

Police said the possible grenade was found in a silver Ford Edge.

Nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution as authorities with the bomb squad continue to investigate and a portion of the street was closed.

Everything has since returned to normal.

Police say that the grenade turned out to be a novelty item which may be a paperweight.

They do not anticipate any charges being filed.