The life-threatening grenade that the police had been looking for since yesterday afternoon, was in the garden behind a house in Enschede. The projectile turned out to be taken by an elderly couple from Enschede. The two were unaware that the explosive was on fire.
The grenade was placed on a bench on the Duivendalweg outside the village by a resident of De Lutte on Friday afternoon. The man had gone home and called the police from there. When a police bomb expert arrived at the bench an hour later, the grenade had disappeared.
The unsuspecting walkers had taken home the grenade in the trunk of their car. A dangerous action, as the police announced on Friday evening that the grenade could explode if vibrated. It was collected there on Saturday morning by the Explosives Clearance Service and will be made harmless at air base Twente during the day.
A specialist from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Department determined on the basis of the photo that it was a piece of ammunition that was in use by the French army during the Second World War. The grenade was probably captured by the Germans and used for anti-aircraft defense in Twente. When detonated, shards would fly around up to a distance of 70 meters, police spokeswoman Chantal Westerhoff warned Friday evening.
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Elderly couple unsuspectingly takes life-threatening grenade in trunk | Inland
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