An Abbotsford Police officer and a Canada Border Services Agency officer confer at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing Thursday afternoon after a shutdown was ordered.

An Abbotsford Police officer and a Canada Border Services Agency officer confer at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing Thursday afternoon after a shutdown was ordered.

Updated: no charges after grenade discovered at Abbotsford border crossing

(With video) Police shut down traffic Wednesday after inert grenade discovered



Three Americans provoked a brief shutdown of the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing when they tried to bring an inert grenade into Canada.

Found at border

The trio was planning to drive to Alaska through B.C.

They were arrested Thursday afternoon after a routine secondary search by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers discovered the device among their posessions.

The Abbotsford police and RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) were called in.

Traffic was shut down for a short period of time, then restricted to

a single lane in either direction until the device was declared inert by the EDU.

Abbotsford Police Staff Sgt. Rick Stewart posted a photo of the grenade Thursday evening on Twitter.

“Cutting through B.C.? Don’t have grenade in plain view,” Stewart wrote. “Closed border & called out EDU. No entry for u.”

The CBSA said the three visitors returned to the United States.

No charges are pending.