Authorities have determined that what a realtor thought might be dynamite were flares.
A realtor found the suspected dynamite in a home in the 1800 block of Peabody Drive in Falls Church, Va., at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and apparently took it outside.
A bomb squad took in a robot to get close and determined it wasn't dangerous.
During the investigation, nearby houses were evacuated and Peabody Drive was closed in the area.
For a time, police did not let children leave a school a block and a half away, but they have since been released.