Golden Grenade Found in Passenger's Luggage at Newark Airport
TSA screeners have found many oddities and weapons in passengers' luggage, but federal authorities were met with an explosive surprise at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Wednesday.
Or, perhaps a surprise that used to be explosive. An inert (and for some reason, golden) grenade was detected by airport security in the checked bag of a Phoenix-bound man.
When caught, the man told officials that he was on his way to military training. And, although there was no risk the grenade would cause an actual explosion (it was rendered incapable of detonating), it was confiscated by security.
Since there is technically "nothing illegal" about possessing an inert grenade, the man was not charged and was permitted to board his flight to Phoenix.