PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Authorities in this border state are trying to cover up a failed grenade attack at the local headquarters of the Coahuila Attorney General’s Office.
Law enforcement sources in Coahuila confirmed to Breitbart Texas that the grenade attack took place over the weekend when a citizen approached the guard at the back entrance to the building. The citizen gave the guard an unexploded grenade claiming that he had found it on the floor, outside of the building.
The guard noticed that the grenade still had the “spoon” on, it meaning it wasn’t armed. He grabbed the grenade and threw it back outside as he ran for cover inside the building and had the citizen do the same. Once inside, the guard reported the grenade to his supervisors, who sealed the building and called for the Mexican military to help them with the device.
Military personnel responded to the scene to collect the explosive device and found a second grenade in the front entrance of the building. Soldiers placed the two grenades inside a special container to move the devices to the headquarters of the Mexican Army’s 12th Motorized Infantry Regiment.
Coahuila State authorities tried to cover up the attack by releasing a public statement claiming that the deployment of troops was part of a training exercise to gauge the response time of authorities in case of an emergency. Breitbart Texas spoke with various law enforcement officials at the building who confirmed if the record that the grenade attack had in fact taken place and the claims of a training exercise were a cover story.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by “J.M. Martinez” from Piedras Negras, Coahuila.