SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Authorities in Santa Fe say a potential explosive device found at the scene of an early morning fight the object turned out to be an inert hand grenade.
A statement released by city officials says the inert grenade was spotted Thursday morning in a parked vehicle as police investigated a fight in a downtown neighborhood.
Santa Fe police, FBI agents and the New Mexico State Police bomb squad followed up on the discovery, an X-ray was used to examine the object, and it then was removed.
According to the statement, the vehicle was impounded as evidence as authorities continue their investigation.
The area was sealed off during the investigation but says there’s now normal access to the area.