A grenade that was found in a Selwyn Township home on Thursday (August 31) has been safely disposed of by members of the Canadian military.
Just before 8 p.m. on Thursday, Peterborough County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a person who was cleaning out the home of their deceased father when they found what appeared to be a live grenade in a locked firearms safe.
They immediately stepped away from the safe and contacted the OPP.
OPP officers were dispatched to the home and ensured that no one attempted to handle the grenade.
The OPP explosive disposal unit was then contacted, who in turn consulted with the Department of National Defence. A bomb technician from the Canadian Forces base in Borden attended the home, safely removed the grenade, and took it away for disposal.
The OPP are reminding the public never to try to dispose found explosives themselves. Contact the OPP immediately, move to a safe location, and ensure that no one else gets close. OPP explosive disposal unit members are trained in the safe handling and disposal of explosives to ensure public safety.