The bomb squad were called to a street in Bramley after a gardener thought he had found a World War II explosive.
Police arrived in Musgrave View, Bramley, shortly after 6.30pm last night (Monday, July 6.)
Nearby homes were evacuated and streets closed before police called in bomb disposal experts.
In a statement. a police spokesman said:
“At 6.28pm yesterday police were called to Musgrave View, Bramley, where a man working in his garden had reported finding an object with the appearance of a wartime bomb.
“A cordon was put in place and nearby homes evacuated until Army bomb disposal experts attended shortly after 9pm and assessed the item not to be a bomb.”