Toy Grenade Causes I-95 Shutdown in Florida; Highway Reopens

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Posted at 12:05 AM, Oct 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-09 20:07:25-04

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say Interstate 95 in South Florida was shut down in both directions after a state trooper spotted what turned out to be a toy grenade in a crashed vehicle.


The Florida Highway Patrol reports that troopers were at the scene of a rollover crash in northern Miami-Dade County shortly before noon Friday when a trooper inventorying the vehicle found an object that looked like a grenade. The Miami-Dade police bomb squad responded and identified the object as a toy.


It wasn't immediately clear how long the interstate was closed, but it has since been reopened.

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