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February 4, 1988 | Associated Press
A hand grenade was found in the toilet of a Lebanese jetliner today 30 minutes before it was to leave Beirut airport for Cairo, police said. "The grenade was not equipped with a detonator," said a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Police and Syrian soldiers searched all passengers and luggage in an effort to find the detonator.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A landscaper digging in the front yard of a Calabasas home on Monday afternoon stumbled upon a World War II relic - an empty MK II hand grenade shell.  The grenade shell was found about 4:20 p.m. at a home in the 24700 block of Calle Largo, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Several nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution and the grenade body was taken away for disposal. The evacuation lasted about two hours, the Sheriff's Department said. ALSO: Man accused of killing store clerk is due in court Tuesday   Riverside teen shoots, kills father inside family home, police say   Police seek man who allegedly shot and killed 19-year-old in Artesia Twitter: @aribloomekatz | Facebook ari.bloomekatz@latimes.com
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A man brandished a hand grenade in a bank Friday, demanded money and then ran off with it, leaving the grenade behind, police said. The robbery occurred about 5 p.m. at the First Federal Bank of California at Pacific Coast Highway and Aviation Boulevard, said police Sgt. Paul Wolcott. The robber ran into an adjacent building, where a dye pack concealed with the cash exploded, Wolcott said. The man abandoned the money and fled. A bomb squad determined the grenade was inert.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2013 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Steven Spielberg was inspired by Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. Ben Affleck was provoked by a Middle Eastern hostage tale. Adam Pesapane wanted to transform a hand grenade into an avocado. All three directors will walk the red carpet at Sunday's Academy Awards, but for Pesapane, 39, the shot at Oscar gold for his 1 minute, 46-second stop-motion animated film represents more than a chance to add a fancy statuette to his mantelpiece. The English major-turned-commercial director, who goes by the professional moniker Pes, is hoping the Oscar attention for his "Fresh Guacamole" movie, made for less than $100,000 by Showtime Networks, can help him climb the show business ladder and give him a chance to direct his first full-length feature film.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A dummy hand grenade was found Monday morning at Peninsula High School with a note saying more of the devices were hidden on campus, officials said. Classes were canceled, but a search did not uncover any more grenades. Students were bused to nearby Ridgecrest Intermediate School in Rancho Palos Verdes, where they met their parents, Sheriff's Lt. Greg Ahn said. No motive and no suspects were known, he said. A student found the grenade and note and informed the administrative office, Ahn said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1996 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN
The bomb squad of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department defused a hand grenade found beneath an Oxnard man's car early Tuesday. Six residences were evacuated about 2 a.m. while the bomb was removed. There were no injuries, police said. The grenade, estimated to be the equivalent of a quarter-stick of dynamite, was found beside the gas tank of Terrance Ledonne's car, which was parked outside his O'Neill Place home, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1990
Relatives of a man who recently died found a torpedo-like bomb and a hand grenade Tuesday in his San Pedro housing-project apartment, forcing the evacuation of the neighborhood and a housing authority office, police said. Neither device was found to be explosive, Sgt. Ron Waugh said. Relatives of the deceased 70-year-old man found the items while cleaning out his apartment in the San Pedro housing project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1991
Students at Eagle Rock High School were evacuated for 40 minutes Wednesday after bomb squad officers were called to investigate a fake hand grenade brought to school by a 15-year-old student, authorities said. The grenade contained ground-up charcoal. School authorities summoned police to the campus at 1750 Yosemite Drive after a metal shop teacher saw the student and a friend carrying the device, said Eagle Rock Principal John Anderson. The boys told school officials that it was fake.
NATIONAL
May 12, 2011 | By Geraldine Baum and Michael Muskal
Two men who officials said complained that Muslims "were being treated like dogs" were accused Thursday of conspiring to blow up a synagogue and were being held on terrorism and hate-crime charges in New York. The men were arrested Wednesday night while they buying guns and an inert hand grenade from undercover officers, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said at an afternoon news conference attended by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Manhattan Dist. Atty. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. The case began before the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden on May 2 during a U.S. raid in Pakistan.
NEWS
January 5, 1995 | Associated Press
Elementary school students taking a peek at their teacher's New Year's cake spotted a booby-trap hand grenade inside. The authorities were alerted and the grenade was defused.
SPORTS
September 20, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Maybe it was someone's idea of a prank. Or maybe it was something much more serious. Either way, midfielder Adel Kolahkaj and everybody else involved in Sepahan's AFC Champions League match against Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahlion on Wednesday night were lucky to emerge unscathed after an explosive went off just outside of the playing area at Shahr Stadium in Iran. Play was stopped after debris apparently was thrown onto the field. Kolahkaj casually picked up a small, black object and tossed it out of the way. Just seconds after it left the player's hand, the object exploded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2011 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
In the black before dawn, Adali Gutierrez has no trouble waking. He's used to rising before the alarm has a chance to buzz. It's Friday, which means he'll be supervising a crew sentenced to community cleanup. He doesn't mind the three-day weekend shift if it means $10 an hour - - better pay than at his other job emptying recycling bins. Photos:  Taking on a leading role Yasmin is up too, taking advantage of a rare empty bathroom. She's 17 and doesn't like to be hurried when straightening her hair before school.
WORLD
August 11, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez and Nasir Khan, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A coordinated attack involving a remote-control bomb blast and a female suicide bomber killed seven people in Peshawar on Thursday, ending a stretch of relative calm in the volatile northwest city. The blasts occurred at a police checkpoint in the city of 1.4 million people perched on the edge of Pakistan's tribal belt along the Afghan border, where Taliban militants and their allies maintain strongholds. Plagued by scores of suicide bomb attacks in recent years, Peshawar has seen a lull in militant violence in the last few weeks.
NATIONAL
May 12, 2011 | By Geraldine Baum and Michael Muskal
Two men who officials said complained that Muslims "were being treated like dogs" were accused Thursday of conspiring to blow up a synagogue and were being held on terrorism and hate-crime charges in New York. The men were arrested Wednesday night while they buying guns and an inert hand grenade from undercover officers, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said at an afternoon news conference attended by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Manhattan Dist. Atty. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. The case began before the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden on May 2 during a U.S. raid in Pakistan.
WORLD
August 5, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
It was first reported as a grenade, then a bomb and finally a harmless firecracker. But whatever was tossed toward Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's motorcade Wednesday, news of the incident went viral across the Internet as his government quickly denied it was an assassination attempt. Discounting speculation that swept the country, Iran's state-run Press TV said that a source in the president's office "rejected as false the reports of a grenade attack" on Ahmadinejad.
WORLD
March 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Police killed two suspected terrorism recruiters in a gun battle at a boys school after hearing they were trying to sign up students for suicide bombings and holy war, officials said. One police officer was killed by a hand grenade during the brief clash. No students were hurt. Three suspected militants turned up at the privately run Oxford Public School in Tank, about 60 miles from the Afghan border, local Police Chief Mumtaz Khan said. The third suspect was arrested.
NEWS
February 5, 1988 | Associated Press
A hand grenade was found in the toilet of a Lebanese jetliner Thursday, 30 minutes before it was to leave Beirut airport for Cairo, police said.
WORLD
March 1, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman in a town near Naples, Italy, bought a sack of potatoes, put them into water to peel and discovered a dirt-covered hand grenade among them. The explosive found by Olga Mauriello, 74, apparently was left over from World War II and was believed to have traveled with the potatoes from France, ANSA news agency reported. An alarmed Mauriello called neighbors, who called police. Officers said they detonated the grenade in a park.
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