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Wartime grenade turns up on Helsinki street corner

Police are investigating how a wartime grenade found its way to the streets of Kallio.


A passerby on Thursday morning alerted the police after seeing a wartime grenade on the corner of Vaasankatu and Kustaankatu.

Police arrived at the scene after 8am, bringing a specially trained officer in to remove the grenade.

"It's a wartime grenade and the situation is under control," Helsinki Police tweeted on Thursday.

Police are now investigating how the small bomb ended up on the sidewalk.

Helsingin Sanomat reported that a person walking to work on Thursday morning first saw the grenade sitting next to a street power box.

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