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Hong Kong police destroy WWI grenade found in potatoes

Grenades (Courtesy: MGN Online)
Grenades (Courtesy: MGN Online)(KNOE)
Published: Feb. 2, 2019 at 7:57 AM EST
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News reports say Hong Kong police have destroyed a World War I-era hand grenade found at a food-processing plant in a shipment of potatoes from France.

The newspaper Sing Tao Daily and other outlets said employees found a suspicious object encased in mud on Saturday.

A bomb squad concluded the 1-kilogram (2.2-pound) object was a hand grenade, possibly of German origin. News reports said they closed a nearby street, moved cars and piled sandbags around the grenade, then detonated it.

Sing Tao cited police as saying there was no indication of criminal activity.