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Sunday, 14 January 2018 | MYT 4:23 PM

Man remanded for possessing hand grenade in city

PETALING JAYA: A 40-year-old man who was detained on Saturday (Jan 13) for possessing a hand grenade has been remanded until Thursday (Jan 18), says Comm Datuk Mazlan Lazim.

The Kuala Lumpur police chief said the suspect, who works at a karaoke outlet in Kuchai business park, was detained on Jalan Kuchai Lama here at around 9.30am on Jan 13.

The suspect was later questioned by police for drug-related activities.

During questioning, the man told police that he had come into possession of a grenade.

He claimed that his friend, a Thai national, had given him the grenade which he tried to hide it in a drain.

"There is no terrorist element. The man had no intention to use it but we will investigate how the suspect's friend came into possession of the grenade in the first place," he said on Sunday.

The bomb squad was dispatched to the scene and the area was evacuated and the grenade was found and disposed of safely.