Police remove grenade from Carli Bay

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 00:00

Police have successfully removed a grenade from Carli Bay, as they continue to search for a suspected who dropped it when approached by officers earlier today.

The following is a statement from the Police Service on the matter:

"Members of the Explosive Detection and Disposal Unit of Special Branch, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, had to be called in to safely remove a hand grenade discovered by police along the beach front Carli Bay, Couva, at around 10:45am today, Tuesday 31st May, 2016.

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The explosive device was found by officers of the Central Division Task Force who were on patrol in the area when they observed a man of mixed race, about six feet in height and believed to be in his mid-thirties. The man was attired in trousers only and was carrying a black knapsack.

When the man saw the officers approaching he sped off and during a search of the area where the man was last seen the hand grenade was found and safely removed.

Sgt. Narcis of the Couva Police Station is continuing with the inquiry into the discovery."

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