Dogs beach toy turns out to be grenade washed up on P.E.I. shore

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CHARLOTTETOWN - Every day, twice a day, Sarah McQuire takes her two Rottweilers for a walk on the beach so it was no surprise this week when she saw one of dogs playing with a rubber ball found on the shore.
At least she thought it was a rubber ball.
As McQuire got closer she discovered that the round black object her dog had found had the word grenade printed on it and instructions on how to set if off.
"At first I thought maybe it was a joke, that some kids had just written these things on this object," McQuire said.
An officer from the RCMP confirmed that it could be real.
Const. Cory Matchett blocked off the area, asked people to leave immediately and contacted the RCMP's explosive technician who confirmed that it was indeed a bomb.
Matchett said the grenade did not pose a threat because it was empty and had no pin.
"It was a U.S. issue gas grenade," he said. "It had obviously been around for awhile and had found its way here from quite a distance."
"There was no fear of it blowing up," Matchett said.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: P.E.I., CHARLOTTETOWN, U.S.

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