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Potentially explosive discovery by Manitoba RCMP disposed of safely

A modified pineapple grenade discovered by Manitoba RCMP. RCMP Manitoba

RCMP in Grand Rapids, Man., found something unusual on the riverbank behind the local school on Sunday: a modified grenade.

Officers arrived on scene immediately after a report of the device around 12 p.m., and called in the RCMP’s explosive disposal unit (EDU) for help.

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A crater left after the RCMP’s EDU countercharged the device and destroyed it.
A crater left after the RCMP’s EDU countercharged the device and destroyed it. RCMP Manitoba

Police said the EDU determined it was a modified pineapple grenade with the pin removed, and wasn’t at risk of exploding. It was disposed of safely after the EDU countercharged the grenade and destroyed it.

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The grenade had apparently washed up on shore, so police have no information as of Wednesday as to where it originally came from.

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