SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A suspicious device found in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood Monday afternoon has been determined to be a harmless smoke grenade, a police spokesman said.

Police received a report at about 2:50 p.m. of someone who had found some sort of grenade in the 1100 block of Wayland Street, near Louis Sutter Playground, police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said.

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The Police Department’s bomb squad was called to the scene to investigate the device and, at around 3:30 p.m., determined it was a smoke grenade of no danger to the public, Manfredi said.

The device was taken away by the bomb squad to be safely disposed of, he said.

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Streets in the area were closed briefly during the investigation.


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