Grenade brought into Surrey RCMP’s Guildford office disposed of safely

SURREY RCMP announced at 5:49 p.m. on Thursday that the grenade brought into the Guildford RCMP office had been safely disposed of the Explosives Disposal Unit and all roads had been reopened.

A member of the community had brought the grenade to the Surrey RCMP Guildford office located at 10395 148 Street at 11:39 a.m., stating that they had located the device in a park in the 16100-block on 102 Avenue and wanted to turn it over to police.

Surrey RCMP said that it would be treated as a live explosive device until its functionality could be determined. Areas of concern within the Guildford office and surrounding areas were evacuated. Explosives experts were contacted to attend and assist with safely disposing of the device.

Surrey RCMP requested the public not to attend the Guildford police office until further notice and to avoid the area. Police closed 104 Avenue in both directions between 146 Street and 149 Street.

“We urge the public to contact police immediately if you find a suspicious device or possible explosive,” said Media Relations Officer Constable Sarbjit K. Sangha. “Do not handle or transport it, keep your distance, and call 911.”