Note: This story is a summation of real-time coverage provided by the Beaver Countian as today’s events were unfolding.

The Beaver County Courthouse was evacuated shortly after 10:00am today after a worker in the mailroom discovered what appeared to be a hand grenade in a package addressed to Sheriff Tony Guy, according to county officials.

The Allegheny County Bomb Squad was called in to examine the package, which turned out to be a fake novelty item. The courthouse was reopened at approximately 11:20am.

County officials say the paperweight-like object was a “Complaint Department, Take A Number” type of novelty that is commonly sold as a funny gag for display on office desks.

Officials say the item was sent to Sheriff Guy by a supporter and was not meant to be a threat or to otherwise cause alarm.

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Frank Berry
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Frank Berry

uh oh…..that’s the sign of a “Pissed Off” FORMER County Courthouse Employee that is out to either shut mouths or do serious damage to our CURRENT ‘Upstanding” “Newly Elected” “For The People” (instead of themselves) Commissioners. Hope it’s nothing too serious.

Nunu Taylor
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Nunu Taylor

I’ve been here since eight…they supposedly found a grenade

Wind Chasing
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Wind Chasing

Did it have a Bow Tie attached to the pin?
Seriously, Please be safe!

Frank's Bow Tie
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Frank's Bow Tie

I want you to know I have been securely attached to Frankie’s neck and I am offended to be accused of being attached to an explosive device. There are many bow ties out there so stop profiling……..

Frank Berry
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Frank Berry

whoa……that’s messed up. Glad no one got hurt. Stay safe.

Angelette Holtman
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Angelette Holtman

Not good 😕

George Davies
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George Davies

A box of tissues for Georgie Davids crew .good riddance.

Pam Hanagan Kosto
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Pam Hanagan Kosto

Love to know what the “gift” was.

arealregularguy
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arealregularguy

If you have read the article, you would know what the ‘gift’ was!

Cindy Shook
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Cindy Shook

The box contained a fake grenade and it was intended as a welcome gift lol. OK then.

Joe Van Lear
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Joe Van Lear

It was a proposal for a Manufacturer to move to BC.
That’s why they didn’t recognize it. 😏