Inert grenade found inside checked luggage at ABIA

Replica grenade found inside checked luggage at ABIA.
Austin replica grenade found

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Transportation Security Administration has said it over and over again, but it’s worth repeating: do not bring realistic looking explosives to an airport.

On Thursday, an inert (not live) grenade was found in a passenger’s checked bag at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Even though it wasn’t a live grenade, TSA agents still had to check the item with the explosives detection K9 team to ensure that it wasn’t dangerous.

“It’s a reminder to passengers that they shouldn’t pack realistic looking explosives in either carry-on on checked bags,” says a spokesperson for the TSA.

Realistic looking or inert grenades can’t fly at all. TSA can issue fines for items such as this. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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