Police clear Thessaloniki area after 5 handgrenades found

Police cleared out a neighborhood in central Thessaloniki on Tuesday after a man was found dead in his apartment earlier in the day along with five handgrenades.

The body of the dead man was discovered by his brother who went to visit the third floor apartment Tuesday morning. The handgrenades were discovered among the dead man’s possessions.

Police were immediately notified, along with fire fighters. Police described the handgrenades as being old and handed them over to the army for detonation.