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Report of grenade turns out to be false alarm

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A believed grenade discovered by a passerby Monday evening turned out to be a false alarm, police said.

Gwinnett police responded to the Lawrenceville intersection of Woodhaven Downs and Ga. Highway 20 -- not far from Taylor Elementary School -- Monday after resident walking by located what he and authorities thought may have been a grenade.

It turned out to be a false alarm.

"The device was a fake and it does not appear to have been placed intentionally," police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.