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Bomb Scare In Oxnard

Oxnard Police have cleared the scene of a bomb scare.Police say the scare started around 1:30p.m. when they received a call about a grenade in a vehicle in the parking lot of the strip mall located at 720 North Ventura Road.Police pulled over a silver Chevy 2500 Pick-up.It turns about the woman who called police said her ex-boyfriend had threatened her and showed her what appeared to be an explosive device or grenade. The suspect Dewayne Edwards surrendered to officers. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was dispatched and the surrounding area was evacuated.Portions of Vineyard Avenue and Oxnard Boulevard were closed for approximately two hours. The bomb squad deployed its robot and determined the device was not an explosive or grenade.The device did contain gasoline or oil or both, but did not pose a significant threat.Edwards was arrested for violation of 422 PC (criminal threats) and 11364 H&S (possession of narcotic paraphernalia-a narcotics pipe).The location was just down the street from the field where the Dallas Cowboys will be practicing when they arrive next weekend.KEY News will have more details at 6:30 p.m.Share your comments about this story with us on the KEY News Facebook page. Connect with KEY News on Twitter

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