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Border Crossing Closed Over Grenade, Mix-Up

From Times Wire Reports

One of the U.S.-Canada border’s busiest crossings was closed for about an hour after guards found a grenade in the glove compartment of a car leaving the United States from Blaine, Canadian officials said.

The driver was released after interviewers determined she hadn’t known about the grenade, Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman Tim Shields said. Her husband works for the U.S. military and is apparently stationed at Ft. Lewis, south of Tacoma, he said.

“According to her, she was intending to drive toward Vancouver, Wash., not Vancouver, British Columbia,” Shields said. Vancouver, Wash., is about 250 miles south of the Canadian city.


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