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Gardener finds grenade at Olympic Village: VPD

Gardener finds grenade at Olympic Village: VPD
Gardener finds grenade at Olympic Village: VPD

Someone gardening in Vancouver on Sunday morning got quite a surprise.

Police said the gardener found an “old grenade” in the Olympic Village area. Photos posted on social media show police tape and officers at the community garden in Hinge Park.

Vancouver police explosives experts were dispatched to the area to examine the grenade.

They determined that the explosive was “still a potential hazard,” so police safely disposed of it. A bang was heard in the area.

In a social media post later Sunday afternoon, the VPD said police were still investigating the discovery, writing: “The investigation into how it got there, how long ago and by whom, continues. All questions we would like to have answers to.”

CTV News has reached out to the VPD for more information and will update this story once a response is received.