SURREY, B.C. — The Mounties called in explosive experts after a person walked into one of their offices in Surrey, B.C., with a grenade on Thursday. 

The RCMP say someone went to their Guildford office to hand over the device, saying it was found at a nearby park.

The office and surrounding area had to be evacuated because it was unclear if the grenade was still functioning. 

Streets around the detachment were also closed as a precaution.

Const. Sarbjit Sangha says in a news release that anyone who finds a suspicious device or possible explosive should call police. 

Sangha says no one should handle a potential explosive, instead they should keep their distance and then call 911. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2022.

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