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.

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