Man brings grenade to local airport
Updated: Thursday, 13 Jun 2013, 11:09 AM EDT
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) – A California man, originally from Rochester, was stopped by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at the Greater Rochester International Airport Wednesday morning after an officer detected a hand grenade in the man’s checked bag.
Upon being notified of the grenade, TSA explosives specialists at the airport along with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the checked baggage room, where baggage screening had been suspended in order to ensure the safety of those in the immediate area and to allow the explosives experts to focus on resolving the ongoing situation.
Upon closer inspection, TSA’s explosives specialists were able to determine that the explosives previously had been removed from the grenade.
Authorities confiscated the inert grenade and cleared the man to continue on his flight to Philadelphia, minus his grenade.
As a reminder, explosives including live and inert grenades are not permitted to be brought on board aircraft. Travelers can be fined up to $11,000 if they are caught with prohibited items at the airport.
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