Couple take grenade to police in Washington
A car park was cordoned off after an elderly couple tried to drop off a hand grenade at a police station.
The couple had arrived at Washington police station shortly before 11:00 GMT to hand in a number of items.
After seeing the grenade in the car boot, officers cordoned off the car park and a neighbouring road.
Northumbria Police said the Army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit removed the grenade and carried out a controlled explosion.
All cordons have been lifted.