Smoke grenade prompts bomb scare in North Park

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SAN DIEGO – One person was arrested Friday morning after police found a smoke grenade in a car during a traffic stop in North Park.

San Diego police pulled the car over on the 3900 block of Arizona Street around 2:30 a.m. and found the grenade inside the car, prompting a shutdown of at least two streets in the area. Lincoln Avenue at Arizona Street and University Avenue at Arizona Street were closed during the investigation.

The San Diego Fire Metro Arson Strike Team was called in to investigate and determined that the grenade was not a threat. Nevertheless, investigators confiscated the smoke grenade and police arrested the driver.

No buildings in the area were evacuated and all roads were reopened around 4 a.m.

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