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Fake Grenade Found In Md. Apartment, Man Charged

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CASCADE, Md. (AP) — Maryland state fire investigators say a Washington County man has been charged after a fake hand grenade was found in his apartment.

The Maryland state fire marshal’s office says Philip Charles Taylor, 58, was charged Tuesday with manufacture of a phony destructive device and possession of a phony destructive device.

Officials say a county sheriff’s deputy and the owner of the apartment on MacAfee Hill Road found the object while serving an eviction notice.

Bomb technicians and state investigators were called to the scene and determined the object was a non-explosive device.

The fire marshal’s office says Taylor was later arrested in the 13000-block of Ritchie Road.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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