A ceramic grenade was discovered in a carry-on bag at the Honolulu International Airport this week. Officials are reminding the public that grenades -- real or not -- are not allowed on planes.
A Transportation Security Administration official posted this statement on the TSA's blog:
"We continue to find inert hand grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a realistic bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited - real or not. When these items are found at a checkpoint or in checked baggage, they can cause significant delays in checkpoint screening. I know they are cool novelty items, but you cannot bring them on a plane."
The TSA discovered 10 grenades total across the country this week, varying from live, inert, to novelty replicas. Six were discovered in carry-on bags in Seattle (SEA), Dallas (DAL), Las Vegas (LAS), Honolulu (HNL), Phoenix (PHX), and Portland (PDX).
The other four were discovered in checked bags at Akron Canton (CAK), Las Vegas (LAS), Washington Dulles (IAD), and San Jose (SJC).
The grenade at PDX was a live flashbang grenade and the grenade at IAD was a live smoke grenade.