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Grenade Launcher Falls Out of Police Truck, Member of the Public Returns It

What do you think the consequence should be for losing a grenade launcher?

A 40MM Abrams Airborne Mfg Inc Less Lethal Multi-Launcher and related ammunition fell from the back canopy of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) vehicle during the early morning hours of July 23. It is believed the items were lost in the vicinity of the Golden Ears Bridge in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A passing motorist alerted the Integrated Emergency Response Team officer to his open canopy, at which point it was discovered several items, including the grenade launcher, were missing.

The grenade launcher is commonly used for crowd control, utilizing pepper spray and rubber bullets to disperse crowds. It is also capable of shooting ammunition through glass and drywall.

A search was immediately started for the two backpacks containing the missing items, and on July 24, the RCMP issued a plea to the public to also be on the lookout for their property. A member of the public located the grenade launcher, ammunition, and electronic equipment later that day and returned it to the B.C. RCMP.

The RCMP stated a review of the incident is currently underway.

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Grenade Launcher Falls Out of Police Truck, Member of the Public Returns It