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Bomb Squad Responds to Reports of Man With Grenade

Twitter users say the incident occurred at Fourth Avenue in San Mateo.

A man with a grenade around his neck has reportedly prompted the bomb squad to respond to Fourth Avenue in San Mateo on Monday morning, according to multiple witness accounts.

Here are related posts from Twitter users tweeting about the incident:

@clunkclunk: So 4th street in San Mateo is blocked off by 20 cops. Rumors are that a guy had grenades around his neck, and they're waiting for bomb squad

@onewtocross: The San Mateo PD stopped a man in front of suruki market. He was wearing a gas mask and full army gear. They found a grenade in the car!!

Patch will update this story as more details become available.

Margarita Aguirre October 01, 2012 at 06:25 PM
It's 4th Avenue not Street and hopefully not a hoax.
ClunkClunk October 01, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I walked by Suruki Market about 11:00. 4th was reopened, and the police officers were standing around chatting. The guy in fatigues was back in his truck, and a few moments later left without incident. My guess is that it may have been a false alarm, considering how quickly it was cleaned up and the man left not under arrest.
Laura Dudnick October 01, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Thanks @cluckcluck, and thanks for the initial information! We're still waiting for an official statement from the police, then we'll update the story with more details.
Laura Dudnick October 01, 2012 at 07:28 PM
* @clunkclunk
ClunkClunk October 02, 2012 at 02:36 AM
http://local.nixle.com/alert/4893974/

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