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Grenade found at Omni Recycling yard not a threat, cops say

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Suffolk County police said an inoperative military-type grenade was found at the Omni Recycling of Babylon in Wyandanch about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. "It was safely removed and not a threat," police said. (Credit: Steve Pfost)

A worker at a Wyandanch recycling yard found an inoperative military-type grenade Thursday morning, Suffolk County police said.

“It was safely removed and not a threat,” a police spokeswoman said. The worker found the device about 7:30 a.m., the spokeswoman said.

A live grenade was found at the same Alder Street yard, Omni Recycling of Babylon, on Nov. 19. The facility was briefly evacuated while police detonated it.

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