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    Exclamation Hand Grenade Embedded In Busy Highway's Pavement

    Probably a replica, but here goes (bomb squad just disabled it a few minutes ago with a portable cannon)...
    http://www.nbc5i.com/news/6004472/detail.html

    Police: Hand Grenade Embedded In Busy Highway's Pavement

    DALLAS -- Police are at the scene of a hand grenade that is embedded in pavement in a busy Cedar Hill highway.

    Police are not sure how long the grenade has been in the 100 block of Highway 67.

    Stay with NBC 5 and nbc5i.com for more details on this breaking story.
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    We often have similar incidents. Funny to what extremes people will go to get rid of illegal ordnance. We usually get WWII issue grenades abandoned in the most perculiar ways. The portable cannon used would most probably have fired an amount of water to dislodge the grenade so that it could be rendered safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Einstein
    The portable cannon used would most probably have fired an amount of water to dislodge the grenade so that it could be rendered safe.
    Could be - I was watching streaming video of it but it didn't look like a water cannon, looked more like a long chrome pipe on a stand with just some thin wires going to it - I was thinking maybe it used a shotgun slug or something. I looked away just as they did it

    The bomb squad guy pronounced it dead & then others came over & started playing with it.
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    Why waste a good hand gernade? I would go fishing

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    Ahhh, the site's been updated - They said the device I saw was a rifle. Funny lookin' rifle.

    Oh well ThisGlock, the "fish bait" was a dud, anyway

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    Yep it is a water cannon, fires a small amount of water from the barrel by electrical initiation of a small nitrocellulose charge. We use a similar device which fires 25 cc of water at 4500 metres per second. It can disrupt any device basically and is intended to disrupt any electrical circuit involved.
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    Man...I would love to have a water cannon like that at work for those "fun" riot situations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einstein
    Yep it is a water cannon
    Ahhh - Well, leave it to the TV station to get it all wrong - They're still saying it's "a device with a rifle attached to it".

    I guess technically they may be correct, it's a remote-controlled rifle that fires water bullets.
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