EAGLE ROCK (CBSLA.com) An Eagle Rock neighborhood was evacuated Saturday after a homeowner uncovered what appeared to be eight sticks of dynamite.

Officials later determined the possible explosives were actually a movie prop.

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A homeowner in the 2400 block of Hill Drive was cleaning out a garage when he made the discovery about 2:35 p.m., according to Officer Mike Lopez of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section.

The sticks appeared to be about 25 years old, Lopez said.

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Some nearby homes were evacuated but residents were able to return to their homes around 4:45 p.m. when the neighborhood got the all-clear.

No explanation was given as to how the props ended up in the garage.

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