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A military rocket launcher was found Tuesday near a rail-transit station, but the FBI said it looks to be a less-powerful model commonly used to train soldiers and would be unable to bring down an aircraft or destroy a train.

The M136 AT4 launcher is used by the Army to destroy light tanks. It will be examined further to be sure it is only a training model, said FBI spokesman Steve Lazarus.

“If it is indeed a training device, it’s something you can buy at any gun store,” he said.

Lazarus said there was no cause for public alarm and the city’s rail-transit system was not interrupted by the discovery.

The shoulder-held launcher was found around 2 p.m. by transit employees who were making a routine inspection of tracks near the Hamilton E. Holmes MARTA station just west of Atlanta, said Gene Wilson, MARTA police chief.

The empty launcher had been fired at one time, but investigators had not determined when or how it was used, he said.

“It kind of looks like mini bazooka,” he said.

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