Mystery over four grenades left by man at police station

A public appeal has been launched to find a man who handed four grenades into a police station.

The helmet-wearing man came into Nerang Police Station, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, on Wednesday about 8.45 am and dropped a box at the front counter as people in front of him were being served.

He stated the box contained lost property before leaving the police station and riding off on a bicycle, Queensland Police said.

A man entered the Cotton Street station around 8.45 am and dropped a box at the front counter. Source: Queensland Police

Several minutes later, a staff member checked the box and discovered what appeared to be four grenades.

The box was immediately taken to the police station’s carpark and the Explosives Ordinance Response Team were called in.

Police are appealing to the public for assistance to identify a man who handed four grenades into the Nerang Police Station Wednesday morning. Source: Queensland Police

The EORT confirmed the box contained three flash-bangs and one smoke grenade, but that due to their condition there was minimal risk.

At this stage, police do not believe that this incident was a deliberate threat.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 60s and about 175cm tall with short grey hair and a medium build.

The box contained three flash-bangs and one smoke grenade. Source: Queensland Police

Investigations are continuing.

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