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Fully functioning grenade left in cinema sparks investigation

The Local · 31 Oct 2009, 10:48

Published: 31 Oct 2009 10:48 GMT+01:00

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The authorities evacuated around 800 guests still watching films in other parts of the Düsseldorf multiplex cinema after the cleaning lady and the security guard she took the grenade to, alerted the police.

Examination of the grenade showed it to be completely functional, although it still had the pin inserted, and would not have spontaneously exploded, according to a report in Stern magazine.

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A police investigation has been launched to try to find out who brought it into the cinema and why.

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17:15 October 31, 2009 by edwards629
Oh gee when your in germany a country that welcomes middleastern terroist in loving arms, why whould finding something like this be such a surprise.
17:21 October 31, 2009 by heathen
Is that a photo of the actual grenade? The writing looks Russian...perhaps some Russian mafia goon left it behind.
18:15 October 31, 2009 by Heinrich der Zweite
They just want the film to go off with a bang.
19:06 October 31, 2009 by Californian
The grenade pictured is a Yugoslavian M52P3 "Fragmentation" grenade.

This could have injured/killed several people had it detonated, good thing it was found by the proper personnel and by now is hopefully deactivated.
01:45 November 1, 2009 by Psypher
hehe, a yugoslav frag grenade? I'd be amazed if the thing even worked... either that, or you'd have like 1 sec after spoon release before....BOOM! (btw, what kind of old school, hollywood, pseudo-Pineapple design is that??)
12:38 November 2, 2009 by William Thirteen
inquiring minds want to know - which film was being screened?
15:14 November 3, 2009 by beeker
Siskel and Christiansen of the Chicago Tribune, were tough movie critics, (thumbs up or down) but this one didn't even like the concession stand so he brought his own snacks. Therefore the napkin.
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