AUBURN (CBS) – The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad was called to an Auburn recycling plant to investigate after a possible live grenade was discovered. The device turned out to be a butane lighter in the shape of a grenade.

Residents were asked to avoid the area of Casella Recycling on Hardscrabble Road during the incident.

A butane lighter that caused a bomb squad response at an Auburn recycling facility. (Image Credit: Auburn Police)

The facility was evacuated. Firefighters cleared the scene about an hour later.

Replica items like this lighter were banned in Massachusetts in 2010.


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