Officials: Device found at Suffolk home was toy replica

Wilroy Road bomb squad investigation

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A reported “military-grade explosive device” found inside a Suffolk home on Thursday night was only a toy replica, officials say. 

The mine’s discovery led to the Virginia State Police Bomb Squad being called in to investigate. 

Captain James Broglin says the device, which looks like a Claymore anti-personnel mine used in the military, is used for playing airsoft. The competitive team spot is akin to paintball, but plastic pellets are used instead of paintballs. 

The bomb squad removed the device. 

Wilroy Road has been reopened after being closed for the investigation.

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