A device found Monday inside a returned rental car in Buckhead was not a grenade, Atlanta police said.
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JUST IN: Device found in rental car in Buckhead was not a grenade, police say 

A device found Monday inside a returned rental car in Buckhead was not a grenade, according to police. 

It “is not explosive and appears to be a novelty item, possibly a paperweight,” Atlanta police Officer Jarius Daugherty said Wednesday in a statement.

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The device was found inside a silver Ford Edge at a Hertz rental car facility Monday in the 3000 block of Peachtree Road, Atlanta police said.

Nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution. 

Daugherty said the investigation has ended and no criminal charges are expected.

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