LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Peruvian authorities say a man has been arrested in Lima carrying a box of 36 grenades ahead of the arrival of 18 world leaders for a Pacific Rim economic summit.
Peru's Interior Minister Remigio Hernani says the 31-year-old man has no arrest record and there is nothing to indicate he has ties to any of Peru's leftist rebel groups.
The official told reporters Tuesday that Edwin Valladolid was arrested Sunday far from where leaders including U.S. President George W. Bush and President Hu Jintao of China will meet this weekend.
Police say Valladolid was arrested when he got out of a taxi carrying a sealed box, noticed police officers, got nervous and ran.
They say the grenades were inside, individually wrapped in newspaper.
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