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5/18/05- Washington, D.C.

FBI: Grenade at Bush speech could have exploded

 We're learning more about a grenade found in the crowd at President Bush's speech last week in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

An F-B-I agent says the grenade could have exploded.

Brian Parmen's statement comes after Georgian officials gave differing accounts of the device. They said it either wasn't in condition to explode or that it was an "engineering grenade" that would be fatal only at close range had it gone off.

The Georgians also said the grenade wasn't thrown -- the F-B-I says it was.

Bush spoke to tens of thousands of people in Tbilisi (tuh-BLEE'-see) on May Tenth. Police have asked the public for photos and videotapes in hopes of finding the person who left the grenade in the crowd.

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