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Libyan police don't investigate congresswoman for carrying grenade

Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:26 PM   |   Comments

TRIPOLI, Libya, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Libyan Congresswoman Suad Sultan said she was briefly detained for carrying a grenade in her purse, but no investigation has been launched.

Sultan said she always carries the grenade for personal protection.

"I receive threats on a daily basis," she told the Libya Herald.

On Wednesday, Sultan brought the grenade to meet with officials at the council building in Tripoli, and she handed the weapon to security staff at the metal detector.

Security staff called police, who came to the scene.

Sultan said she told authorities that as a member of Congress, they had no right to investigate her.

Police have not launched a probe, the Herald said.

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