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Dominican Republic-bound passenger was found with 6 smoke grenade in a carry-on at Newark airport

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Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Newark Liberty International Airport and discovered that there are six smoke grenades in a man’s carry-on bag on Sunday, ahead of a flight to the Dominican Republic.

A cop pulled a bag out of one of the X-ray conveyor belt after spotting something out of the ordinary, and found that the shells are neatly packed in bubble wrap.

Christopher Murgia, TSA’s deputy federal security director, said in a statement that, while annoying, are not illegal, the item “do not have to be put on a plane, because if it were to be released, smoke fills the cabin, and the cause of the panic among the passengers and crew, and, if necessary, to get it in the bucket.”

Take a picture of the smoke grenade was found in a man’s carry-on baggage on the airport as well as Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday.
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“It’s shocking that anyone thought that he would be able to bring them on the plane at all, because such a thing is even allowed in a checked bag,” he added.

According to the press release, the passenger, who has not been named, was allowed on the basis of the smoke of the shells for a a companion who is not on the road, and will continue to be on a flight to the Dominican Republic.

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“This is a perfect example of what makes a good work of the TSA agents are doing,” Murgia will be continued. “The officer manning the X-ray machine spotted something out of the ordinary, and called for the bag to be opened and inspected. It’s certainly turned out to be the right call.”

“The smoke grenades. In a carry-on bag. Really?” TSA Public Affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said on Twitter, “the” nicely packaged” unit. “Come on, come on, man!”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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