Minister: It was no grenade. It was a cigarette lighter

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 20:00

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon has told the Senate that the device found in Point Fortin today, was not a grenade but instead a cigarette lighter.

The Minister was asked to account for the discovery via a question by the Opposition.

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He told the Senate he wanted to be the first to put on record that the device was not in fact a grenade.

He said it is also not true that the device was found behind the school, but rather a quarter-mile from the school.

However the Minister has commended the citizens in the area who brought it to the attention of the police, saying that this is to be encouraged - "when you see it, report it".