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TSA finds grenade-shaped novelties in the checked-in luggage at Newark airport

The items, which were intended as gifts for groomsmen, turned out to be a bottle openers.

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Officials with the Transportation Security Administration have determined that two suspicious items found in a female passenger’s checked bags were actually novelty bottle opener in the shape of hand grenades.

The items, which were intended as wedding gifts for groomsmen, were identified at the airport of Newark Liberty Airport earlier this week, TSA officials have confirmed.

Ironically, a spokesman for the TSA added the novelty “grenades” packed with warnings inform the travelers not to bring them through airports, as they are difficult to distinguish from the real work at security checkpoints.

The novelty bottle openers even came with instructions specific warning to the travelers ship, instead of them to pack in the luggage.

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“As a result of the bag search, and ultimately, the confirmation that the grenades were not live, if the baggage is not on the flight and was handed over to the airline,” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein told Fox News.

The passenger, but was eventually allowed on board, however, without her delayed luggage.

In addition to stopping the woman in the bag, the TSA, the opportunity to make a joke about the news on Instagram, even going as far as to give an overview of their version of a sketch comedy routine:

We know it didn’t go down this way, but we would like to imagine that the groom lobbed this inert well-dressed grenades over his shoulder at his groomsmen, just like the bouquets to be thrown to the bridesmaids. We could see a conversation going something like this. … Chad: “I was so close to catching one, bruh.” … Randy: “What, Chad! Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Oh wait…” … Randy & Chad: “Hahahahaha! Bruh…” … OK, back to the real world. This brave inert grenades were wedding gifts for groomsmen. They were discovered in a checked bag at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). … If our representatives in the presence of a potentially explosive on the monitor, they can’t just open the bag and take a looksee to find out if it’s real or not. A TSA explosives specialist or a department of the police bomb squad to respond before the case is ever opened. This can lead to costly evacuations, delays, and missed flights. These types of items can also lead to hefty fines and arrests. Please Contact us with your preferred sender’s information on your options, because they are not able to travel, via commercial aircraft. So even though they are not real, they can cause a lot of headaches.

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The agency has also issued a warning for travelers trying to pack new features that are similar to suspect cases.

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“As our representatives in the presence of a potentially explosive on the monitor, they can’t just open the bag and take a looksee to find out if it’s real or not. A TSA explosives specialist or a department of the police bomb squad to respond before the case is ever opened. This can lead to costly evacuations, delays, and missed flights. These types of items can also lead to hefty fines and arrests.

“Contact your preferred sender’s information on your options, because they are not able to travel, via commercial aircraft. So even though they are not real, they can cause a lot of headaches.”

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