NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal authorities say an inert grenade was found in a passenger's luggage at Newark Liberty International Airport right outside New York City.
Transportation Security Administration officials said officers found the grenade Wednesday in the bag of a passenger heading to Phoenix.
The case of the golden grenade. Today @TSA officers at @EWRairport detected this golden grenade in a checked bag. Inspection determined it was an actual grenade that had been made inert. Man claimed he was flying to military training. Perhaps train guys not to pack grenades! pic.twitter.com/dYCU74CZDU— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) January 30, 2019
Officials said the grenade was real but had been rendered incapable of exploding. The man told them that he was on his way to military training.
Spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein told the North Jersey Record that the man wasn't charged and was allowed to board the flight - without the grenade, which was confiscated.