Hand grenades found at two Limburg homes

Crime scene tape
Crime scene tapePhoto: Politie

A hand grenade was found in a the front yard of a home in Echt on Tuesday morning. Half an hour later, another grenade ws found in the front yard of a home in Holtum. The resident of the Holtum home is a member of an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, the police confirmed to NU.nl. The resident of the Echt home does not belong to a motorcycle gang, but a member of such a gang lives on the same street, NU.nl reports.

At around 9:00 a.m. the police received a report about a hand grenade in the garden on Velgraafweg in Holtum. The street was cordoned off and surrounding residents were evacuated. Defense's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team and the police's explosive experts were deployed to the scene. The emergency services are "with large equipment in Holtum", a police spokesperson said to NU.nl.

According to 1Limburg, the resident is a Bandidos member. 

Half an hour later, at 9:30 p.m., the police responded to a report of a grenade found in a garden on Cyprusstraat in Echt. Here too the Defense's explosive disposal team and police explosive experts are at the scene. 

It is not yet clear whether these two incidents are connected. The police are investigating.