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Bomb squad responds to suspicious object in downtown Vancouver

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

The Vancouver Police Department and a local bomb squad are investigating an unknown object in downtown Vancouver Saturday, police said.  

The object was located inside of a sock in the 2300 block of Main Street, according to the Public Information Officer.  

Police say a shop owner was sweeping the sidewalk in front of their shop when they found what appeared to be a hand grenade and called 911.  

The bomb squad was called out to recover and secure the unknown device, police said.  

A few businesses nearby were evacuated as a precaution, according to authorities.  

The streets were re-opened a short time later. 

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