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Paperweight turns out to be hand grenade

National News // April 4, 2019

An office in Winterthur had to be evacuated on Monday when what was thought to be a paperweight turned out to be a live hand grenade.

pixabay Paperweight turns out to be hand grenade

It had been on a desk in a real estate office for the last several years. Experts have identified it as a German grenade from the First World War.

An investigation determined the ignition mechanism was inactive, but the explosives were intact.

It has been destroyed in a controlled explosion.


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