Police: ‘Grenade’ at recycling plant was a butane lighter
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Police say what was at first described as a live grenade at a Massachusetts recycling plant turned out to be a lighter.
The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad responded Thursday morning to Casella Recycling in Auburn to a report of a “live explosive device.”
Auburn police tweeted out the all clear just after 10 a.m. and said the device was a “butane lighter which had been designed to look like a live hand grenade.”
The plant was evacuated and people were told to avoid the area.
No injuries have been reported.