Austrian loads live grenade shell into backpack

AP News
Posted: May 27, 2014 6:01 AM

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police got a shock when they opened a backpack to find a live grenade shell inside.

State broadcaster ORF said Tuesday the World War II relic was found washed up on the shore of a lake northeast of Salzburg on Monday by a high school student.

ORF says the unidentified 16-year old did not recognize the danger, slipped the "rusty metal object" into his backpack and marched to the nearest police station.

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Experts defused the shell. And the student was told to leave such objects alone in the future.