AT 11:39 a.m. on Thursday, a member of the community brought a grenade to the Surrey RCMP Guildford office located at 10395 148 Street, 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 the functionality of the grenade was unknown, and it was possible that it is inert; however, until a determination is made it would be treated as a live explosive device.
Areas of concern within the Guildford office and surrounding areas have been evacuated. Explosives experts have been contacted to attend and assist with safely disposing of the device.
Surrey RCMP are requesting the public not to attend the Guildford police office until further notice and to avoid the area. Currently 104 Avenue is closed 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.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.