Monday 27 February 2017

Hand grenade found at Red Star ahead of Europa qualifier in Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade presenter Katarina Sreckovic
Red Star Belgrade presenter Katarina Sreckovic

Serbian Police say they have found an unexploded hand grenade at the Red Star stadium in Belgrade ahead of a Europa League qualifier match.

Police said the "rusty" explosive device was discovered on the roof of one of the stands during a routine patrol ahead of Red Star's match against Kairat from Kazakhstan.

The bomb has been taken to a safe location for controlled detonation, a police statement said.

Belgrade media said it is likely that the grenade has been on the roof for a while and is not linked to the match.

Serbian fans are known for violent behaviour at soccer venues.

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