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All-Clear Given After World Financial Center Evacuated Over 'Novelty Grenade


A World Financial Center building across from the World Trade Center in New York was briefly evacuated midday Thursday after a suspicious package was found.

CNN reported an all-clear was given around 12:20 p.m., and that the package discovered was a "novelty grenade" or a "toy grenade."

According to WNBC-TV,  authorities ordered an evacuation of the 44-story building after a private security guard spotted the item during a routine X-ray screening and notified police. The package came through the mail, the station reported.

The item was a toy grenade mounted on a plaque that read "Complaint Dept. Pull Pin," police told the station.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

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