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Holy Hand Grenade! Suspicious Object Found Near Church

by ARLnow.com — June 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm 1,809 7 Comments

The Arlington County bomb squad was called out to a grassy lot next to Faith Lutheran Church (3313 Arlington Blvd) in Ashton Heights this afternoon to investigate what looked like a hand grenade.

A bomb technician eventually determined that the object — which was found lying in the grass well away from the church — was not explosive and the scene was cleared within an hour. Based on initial descriptions, the object was likely a toy or a replica hand grenade.

  • NomNom

    Busy couple of hours for the bomb techs.

  • http://blacknell.net/dynamic/ MB

    Right. One… two… five.

  • jack

    Wow, guess this is the week for leaving suspicious looking things sitting around Arlington.

  • TooEasy

    Please unwrap foil covered burritos before disposing of them-

  • billj

    “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin.
    Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less.
    Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three.
    Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three.
    Five is right out.
    Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.”

    • MyHood

      Someone had to say it.

  • BoredHouseWife

    that must have been one realistic looking toy grenade!

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