Man had fake pipe bomb in Cleveland restaurant, police say

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CLEVELAND– A man claimed to have an explosive device inside a Cleveland restaurant Wednesday afternoon. It turned out to be a fake pipe bomb, police at the scene said.

Authorities were called to Gino’s, located at Denison Avenue and West 14th Street, shortly after noon.

Cleveland police said a 68-year-old man reported he had a bomb in his backpack. Soon after, he came out of the building on his own and was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center.

Officers evacuated the building and blocked traffic while the bomb squad investigated and determined it was fake.

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