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UPDATE: Grenade ‘safely disposed’ after someone brought it into Surrey RCMP detachment

Police say person found grenade, brought it into Guildford station
The Guildford Surrey RCMP detachment is closed as police investigate a possible live grenade. (Photo: Curtis Kreklau)

Surrey RCMP say the Guildford detachment and affected roads have reopened after police “safely disposed” of a replica grenade.

At 5:40 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 27), the explosives disposal unity attended the Guildford detachment and safely disposed of the grenade, according to a release from Surrey RCMP shortly after.

Cpl. Vanessa Munn said it was confirmed to be a replica, and not a live grenade.

The detachment and nearby roads had been closed earlier in the day after a member of the community arrived at the detachment, located at 10395 148 St., with a grenade, according to a release from Const. Sarbjit Sangha.

The person stated they had found the device in a park in the 16100-block of 102 Avenue and “wanted to turn it over to police,” she said.

At the time, Sangha said it was unknown whether the grenade is live or not.

“It is possible that it is inert, however until a determination is made it will be treated as a live explosive device.”

She added “areas of concern” around the detachment had been evacuated.

Surrey RCMP requested the public to not go to the Guildford detachment until further notice and to avoid the area, Currently, 104 Avenue is closed in both directions between 146 and 149 streets.

“We urge the public to contact police immediately if you find a suspicious device or possible explosive,” said Sangha.

“Do not handle or transport it, keep your distance, and call 911.”

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