Toy Dynamite Causes Alexandria Evacuation

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- What appeared to be four sticks of dynamite found at an apartment building turned out to be a toy, police said.

The suspicious items were found in the 5300 block of Essex Court.

Police evacuated the area surrounding the 5300 block of Essex Court, where the toy was found, and the bomb squad was called to the scene.

The scene was cleared, the evacuation canceled, when police learned it was a toy.

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