TSA Officers Discover Real Golden Grenade in Checked Bag at Newark Liberty International Airport - NBC New York

TSA Officers Discover Real Golden Grenade in Checked Bag at Newark Liberty International Airport

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    TSA Officers Discover Real Golden Grenade in Checked Bag at Newark Liberty International Airport
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    What to Know

    • TSA officers detected a golden grenade in a checked bag at Newark Liberty International Airport Wednesday morning

    • According to TSA, upon inspection, it was determined the golden device was an actual grenade that was made inert

    • The man who had the grenade said he was flying to military training, TSA says, adding he was allowed to fly without the device

    File this under a "bad idea."

    TSA officers detected a golden grenade in a checked bag at Newark Liberty International Airport Wednesday morning.

    According to TSA, upon inspection, it was determined the golden device was an actual grenade that was made inert. 

    The man who was in possession of the grenade said he was flying to military training, according to the TSA.

    TSA officials allowed the man to fly to Phoenix, his destination — without the grenade.

    Officials warn that grenades — live or inert — are not allowed on planes, even in checked bags since they look real and look live on an x-ray monitor.

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