Skip to main content
The Web    CNN.com      Powered by
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SERVICES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEARCH
Web CNN.com
powered by Yahoo!
U.S.

Canada stops car with grenade

'We don't take chances at the border'

From Kevin Bohn and Terry Frieden
CNN Washington Bureau


Story Tools

(CNN) -- Canadian Border Patrol officials Monday found a grenade in the glove compartment of a car that was trying to enter Canada from the United States, Canadian authorities told CNN.

more video VIDEO
A grenade in the glove compartment of a car shut down a U.S.-Canadian border crossing, CTV's Lisa Rossington reports.
premium content
YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS
United States
Canada
British Columbia (Canada)

The find forced a brief closure of the border crossing between Blaine, Washington, and White Rock, British Columbia from around 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET) and re-opened about an hour later, officials said.

The car was driven by a 28-year-old woman who said her husband, who is serving in the military, just got back from Iraq, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman Tim Shields.

"She was trying to drive to Vancouver, Washington, but followed the signs for Vancouver, British Columbia," explained Shields. Vancouver, Washington, is in the southern part of the state, near the border with Oregon.

Shields said the woman told authorities her husband was based in Fort Lewis, in Washington.

Canadian Border Guard Agency spokeswoman Paula Shore said the incident will be investigated, but it appears to be innocent.

"After speaking to my colleagues at the RCMP, they're quite satisfied that this is just something that was a mistake," she told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

An RCMP explosives disposal unit removed the grenade from the car and secured it, Shore said.

"We don't take chances at the border," Shore said.


Story Tools
Subscribe to Time for $1.99 cover
Top Stories
Father guilty of killing 9 of his children
Top Stories
CNN/Money: Security alert issued for 40 million credit cards
 
 
 
 

International Edition
CNN TV CNN International Headline News Transcripts Advertise With Us About Us
SEARCH
   The Web    CNN.com     
Powered by
© 2005 Cable News Network LP, LLLP.
A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us.
external link
All external sites will open in a new browser.
CNN.com does not endorse external sites.
 Premium content icon Denotes premium content.
Add RSS headlines.