Inert grenade found in checked baggage at HNL

Inert, novelty, replica grenades are prohibited on a plane, real or not

 UPDATED 2:02 PM HST May 17, 2013

The Transportation Security administration says a passenger tried to bring a grenade that was inert, a replica or a novelty grenade in checked baggage this week at the Honolulu International Airport.

The inert grenade was one of six discovered at airports across the nation this week.

The TSA says agents continue to find inert hand grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis.

TSA officials say that if an item looks like a realistic bomb, grenade, mine, or other weaponry, it is prohibited -- real or not.

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

Click here or here to read more about why inert grenades cause problems.

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 items confiscated by the TSA.

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