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Hand Grenade Found At Veteran's Hospital

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(FOX 11 / CNS) Someone brought a grenade into the Veterans Administration West Los Angeles Medical Center today, prompting authorities to evacuate it for about three hours until a bomb squad determined it was inert.

A 66-year-old man, reportedly a veteran known to hospital employees, was being detained.

A bomb squad was sent to the hospital in the 11300 block of Wilshire Boulevard about 7 a.m., said Sgt. Rich Pena of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

About 10 a.m., explosives experts determined that the item was inert, and the emergency room evacuation was discontinued, said sheriff's Sgt. Michael Thomas.

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