A Winnipeg man is in custody after police found him in possession of a live grenade while walking down a Weston-area back lane early Monday morning.
Police said patrolling officers spotted the man, who appeared to be armed, around 1 a.m., and when they stopped him they found a blade in a sheath as well as the grenade concealed in his clothes.
The area was cordoned off by a bomb squad, who were able to safely dispose of the explosive. After further investigation, the bomb squad determined that while the grenade appeared to be live, it was considered “non-viable”.
The 35-year-old suspect is facing a raft of charges, including two counts of weapon possession and carrying a concealed weapon or prohibited device, as well as multiple counts of failing to comply with probation, failing to comply with release conditions, and failing to attend court.
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