Ceramic grenade confiscated at HNL

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 UPDATED 2:07 PM HST Jul 05, 2013

Transportation Security Administration officials confiscated a ceramic grenade at Honolulu International Airport this week, according to the TSA Blog.

Honolulu was one of 10 U.S. cities this week that TSA workers found grenades that were live, inert, novelty or replica grenades in carry-on bags.

Another four grenades were found in checked bags at Akron Canton, Las Vegas, Washington Dulles and San Jose.

An inert grenade was confiscated at Honolulu International Airport back in May.  A gearshift grenade and a ceramic grenade were also confiscated at the same airport back in February.

The TSA would like to remind traveling that any item that looks like a grenade, bomb or mine is prohibited, whether it is real or not.

When these items are found at a checkpoint or in check baggage, they can cause significant delays in checkpoint screening.

The TSA Blog is also now in Instagram.

PHOTOS: TSA-confiscated items in 2012
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Someone tried to sneak a hollowed-out book with a gun, with no cylinder, onto a plane at the Honolulu International Airport back in March 2012.  Click the next picture for more items found by Transportation Security Administration officers in 2012.


Click here to see more photos of confiscated items in 2012.

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