Toy grenade causes bomb scare Encinitas laundromat

ENCINITAS, Calif. – The bomb squad was in Encinitas Thursday to investigate a possible grenade found at a laundromat.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department received a call about a suspicious package at LaunderLand 1291 Encinitas Boulevard around 11 a.m. A gardener found it behind the business, authorities said.

The laundromat may have been temporarily evacuated and people working at nearby businesses were told to shelter-in-place.

As of 12 p.m., the bomb squad was seen behind the business and people were inside the laundromat.

The item turned out to be a plastic toy, authorities said.

No injuries have been reported.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.