LEVEL CROSS, N.C. -- A bomb squad was called to a home in Level Cross after a homeowner found what he thought was a military explosive device in a building on his property around 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to Randolph County Sheriff's Department.

As of Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office determined the device was only a replica of an explosive device, not an actual one.

Captain Chabot said about a half-mile of Providence Church Road was blocked off near the home in the 500 block of Providence Church Road Monday. He said the homeowner was cleaning out the building when he noticed the device about the size of a coffee tin and called deputies.

Patrol Units found the device and determined it could be an explosive, so Greensboro’s Bomb Squad was called in to assist. Upon further review, they discovered it was only a mock-up. There were no other devices or replicas found on the property.

Captain Chabot says the home was a recent purchase, and neighbors tell deputies the previous owner was a veteran who may have had the device for nostalgic reasons.

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