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Grenade found in northeast Calgary neighbourhood not explosive: police

WATCH: The bomb squad was called out after a possible grenade was found in northeast Calgary. Michael King reports.

As of 5 p.m. on Friday, it was back to business as usual in a northeast Calgary neighbourhood after police said a grenade discovered there earlier in the day was not at risk of exploding.

Calgary police blocked off streets in the area of 38 Avenue and 4 Street N.E. at about 3:25 p.m. after the “fist-sized” device was found in the back of a vehicle.

The area was closed off to the public and the tactical team was called in, police said.

Calgary police say a possible grenade was found in a northeast community.
Calgary police say a possible grenade was found in a northeast community. Michael King/Global News

By 5 p.m., though, investigators had determined the weapon had no explosives inside and therefore posed no threat of exploding or risk to the public.

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Tactical team members were on the scene for about 10 minutes and used a robot to retrieve the grenade.

Police were still investigating how the grenade got there.

 

— With files from Global News’ Michael King