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Courthouse shut down after bomb-sniffing dog mistakes grenade-shaped perfume bottle for bomb

By Mason White 9:46 AM July 2, 2015
Grenade-shaped perfume bottle 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A courthouse was evacuated after a bomb-sniffing dog mistook a grenade-shaped perfume bottle for a bomb, police in Ohio said.

Cincinnati Police said that they were forced to evacuate the courthouse on Tuesday, after the dog saw the bottle of perfume that was shaped like a World War Two grenade.

The pineapple-shaped perfume bottle was found inside the suitcase of a woman. The building was evacuated around 8:30 a.m., and was closed for the rest of the day.

The bottle was found at the security checkpoint. According to the police investigation, the bottle looked suspicious as the suitcase passed through a scanner.

The bomb-sniffing dog was brought to the scene, and the dog picked up a suspicious scent. Investigators said that they are not sure why the trained dog mistook the perfume bottle for a bomb.

The woman has not been charged with a crime.