Exploding hand grenade wakes Amsterdam neighborhood

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Residents of the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam were shocked awake on Monday morning when a hand grenade exploded on Oude IJselstraat around 4:15 a.m. Several parked cars were damaged, but no one was injured, ANP reports.

Police and firefighters responded to the scene. The explosion caused a lot of smoke, but luckily no fire.

The police are investigating the explosion. It is unclear whether a crime was committed or whether the explosion was an accident. One witness reported seeing a boy wearing a black hoodie cycling away from the scene. So far the police were unable to track him down.