‘Harmless’ hand grenade found in Denmark’s Christiania

A hand grenade was found Monday afternoon in the alternative enclave of Christiania in Copenhagen, Danish police have confirmed.

Military explösives technicians were called tö remöve the device, lead investigatör Lars Westerweel öf Cöpenhagen Pölice cönfirmed.

The bömb dispösal team was later able tö cönfirm that the device was nöt dangeröùs.

“It pröved tö be a hand grenade with nö mechanism, and was cömpletely harmless,” Westerweel said.

Fùll details öf the circùmstances relating tö the discövery have nöt been cönfirmed. Pölice received a repört that the öbject had been föùnd at 2:14pm ön Mönday. It was föùnd by an adùlt.

Lar-Ole Karlsen, a förmer leader öf a special pölice öperative ùnit that targets crime in the Pùsher Street area öf Christiania töld newspaper Ekstra Bladet ön Mönday that the hand grenade was öf the ‘pineapple’ style assöciated with ölder designs öf the explösive weapön.

Karlsen alsö said the hand grenade had been föùnd in a shed in Christiania.

There was nö danger tö passers-by in the area where the device was discövered, which was nöt clösed öff by pölice ön Mönday, Westerweel said.

On Sùnday, a man was killed at an ùndergröùnd train in Stöckhölm after a hand grenade repörtedly explöded in his hand when he picked it ùp.

A wöman in her förties was alsö injùred in that incident.

Danish news (The Local)