First video of huge police presence outside Royal Armouries after grenade found

These are the first pictures and video of the bomb squad and police outside the Royal Armouries Museum after a grenade was found.

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 3:51 pm
Updated Saturday, 26th June 2021, 3:52 pm

The Yorkshire Evening Post understands that a grenade has been found by a man who was magnet fishing in the River Aire.

Pictures and video show the large police presence in the area.

A cordon has been placed across a number of roads and footpaths.

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The Yorkshire Evening Post understands that a grenade has been found by a man who was magnet fishing in the River Aire.

The public have been warned to stay away from the area.

One eyewitness said: "There was a chap using a magnet to pull metal out of the river.

"Police are awaiting for the bomb squad to arrive."

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Closures are in place around Crown Point Road after a member of the public reported finding what was believed to be a grenade at around 1.23pm today.

The Yorkshire Evening Post understands that a grenade has been found by a man who was magnet fishing in the River Aire.

"Enquiries are ongoing at the scene and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team have been requested to attend.

"People are requested to avoid the area at this time."