Reported ‘Grenade’ Was Airsoft Toy, Authorities Said

Photo by Zak Bushey.

What was reported by a passerby as a grenade sitting near a bus bench turned out to be benign, authorities said Thursday morning.

The object near the bench on the south side of Arrow Highway east of Lyman Avenue was an airsoft device, said Sgt. Louie Serrano of the San Dimas Sheriff’s Station. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arson/Explosives unit arrived around 9 a.m. and examined the object, which resembled a grenade.

Glendora Police officers evacuated a few businesses in a strip mall north of Arrow Highway west of Greer Street, while houses near the object were also evacuated as a precaution until the object was examined, Serrano said.

The Arson/Explosives K9 unit was also summoned to assist, Serrano said.

Arrow Highway was reopened after 9 a.m.