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Live grenade shell brought to police

Just days after Austrian police were brought a parcel of 50 live scorpions by a nervous looking postman, a second 'deadly package' has been taken to a station by a worried citizen.

This time it came in the form of a live grenade shell, which police at a station near Salzburg were shocked to find in a backpack handed in by a school student.

The shell is thought to be a be relic from World War II and was found by a 16-year-old secondary school student on Monday on the edge of a lake just north-east of Salzburg.

The student put the "rusty metal object" into his backpack and then took it to a nearby police station where officers were quick to realise the delivery was a dangerous live weapon.

However experts were called in the defuse the grenade shell and the student was told to not touch such objects again and instead to call police out if they saw anything worrying.

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