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Vancouver police blow up grenades found with brass knuckles, knives, marijuana

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

Vancouver Police say two live grenades had to be blown up in a controlled explosion in east Vancouver.

The bomb disposal squad took care of the devices after they were discovered in a vehicle during a traffic stop early Thursday evening.

Acting Sergeant Brian Montague has issued a release saying officers responding to reports of a suspicious person found a 33-year-old Surrey man in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

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The man was sitting in the driver's seat of a parked truck and Montague says further checks revealed he was a prohibited driver.

Brass knuckles, throwing knives, a tactical vest and the hand grenades were also found in the truck.

X-rays of the grenades confirmed they were active, so they were detonated in a nearby school field and Montague says police will be seeking multiple charges against the suspect, who remains in custody.

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