Suara.com – A 12-year-old boy died in December after a grenade he bought from an antiques market exploded and authorities believe many of the items are still being sold.
Adapt CBS News, Wednesday (13/1/2021) The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) revealed that a boy died on December 23 after a grenade he bought exploded.
ATF said the victim purchased the grenade at the Fancy Flea Antique Mall in Shallotte, North Carolina, in June.
They said the victim was still a teenager, but ATF representatives agreed CBS News that the victim was 12 years old.
The ATF explained in a release that law enforcement was “concerned” if other grenades “which may contain active explosives and could be dangerous to the public” are still circulating in the public.
“Vendors are still trying to remember the transactions that took place during the summer and the exact number [granat yang berpotensi hidup yang mungkin telah dijual] unknown, “a representative from the ATF told CBS News.
“We know about the grenades that caused the fatal explosion and the grenades of a kind that were sold around the same time are still missing.” he continued.
The grenade is believed to be an “inert” MK2 grenade, which was used during World War II, according to the release.
“At the time of the sale, neither the vendor nor the buyer believed the grenade was functional or dangerous,” the ATF said.
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The ATF asked anyone who visited the area and purchased an “inert” grenade from the antiques market in June to contact them.
They added that the public or interested parties could also contact local law enforcement agencies.
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