An antique military device found in Falls Church has been rendered safe and disposed of by the military.
Police had received a call at approximately 10:20 a.m. Monday that someone had found a potential explosive device buried in a backyard in the 200 block of N. Virginia Avenue in Falls Church.
Emergency personnel responded, as did the military. The item was determined to be safe, although it may have once been live. The military removed it.
A Falls Church official told NBC Washington they couldn't identify what era the device hailed from, just that it was "not modern."
During a two-and-a-half-hour investigation, individuals in seven nearby residences were advised to leave the area. The nearby Cherry Hill Park and a portion of Park Avenue were also closed.
The immediate area was checked for additional concerns, but none were found. The area was declared safe at about 12:45 p.m.