A top Georgian security official says an inactive hand grenade was found near the site where President Bush addressed a massive crowd in the capital, Tbilisi on Tuesday.
The official Gela Bezhuashvili said today that the Soviet-made device was found about 50 meters from where Mr. Bush stood in Tbilisi's central Freedom Square, but that the grenade was not armed.
He said he believed the aim was to scare people and attract attention. Hours after Mr. Bush left Georgia, U.S. Secret Service officials said they had been informed that a device, described as a possible hand grenade, was thrown within 30 meters of the president.
Tbilisi was the last stop on President Bush's historic four-nation tour of Europe. He returned to Washington late Tuesday.