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Man walks into Vienna police station with live grenade

AP  |  Vienna 

Austrian police are urging the public not to touch any explosives they might after a man showed up at a Vienna precinct station with a live hand grenade.

A police statement issued today said officers evacuated their station and other offices in same Vienna building following yesterday's incident. The grenade was then taken away by explosives experts.

Police say the man found the grenade while walking in a nature reserve in the city. They gave no details, but finds of World War II ordnance are relatively common in Austria.

Their advice: Don't touch. Call emergency services.

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 23:32 IST