May 11, 2005 | TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- Georgia's security chief said Wednesday that an inactive grenade was found near the site where President Bush made a speech in Tbilisi.
"In any case there was no danger whatsoever for the presidents," he said, referring to Bush and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.
Bezhuashvili said the grenade was found in "inactive mode." He described it as an "engineering grenade" - one that is used for demolition or to simulate the effect of an artillery shell. Such grenades' blast-effect can be fatal at close range, but unlike offensive grenades, they are not designed to spread shrapnel.
"I am not an expert, but it was not possible to detonate it there," Bezhuashvili said.***