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TSA Bust Two Passengers Carrying Grenades In Bag

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Two passengers were caught attempting to bring grenades into Pittsburgh International Airport.

TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein shared that agents first stopped a passenger carrying an inert hand Grenada in his baggage.

Just one hour later, agents busted another passenger carrying a M18 smoke grenade in their luggage.

Farbstein shared, “Had it been triggered, thick yellow smoke would have been everywhere!”

TSA did not report that the passengers had been arrested.

Check out what The New York Post reported:

The TSA doesn’t want you to have a blast this summer.

Two passengers were busted at the Pittsburgh International Airport on Wednesday when they tried to bring a smoke grenade and an inert explosives grenade aboard their respective flights, according to the TSA.

TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said agents first came across a man who thought he could pass the security checkpoint while carrying a hand grenade in his bags.

“Most people plan on having a blast on their trip, but this guy wasn’t thinking along those lines when @TSA officers intercepted this grenade at the @PITairport checkpoint yesterday,” Farbstein wrote on X about the grenade.

“Fortunately it was inert, however grenades, live or inert are not allowed on planes,” she reminded travelers.

But it seemed like not everyone got the memo as Farbstein flagged another incident an hour later, where a customer was carrying an active M18 smoke grenade in their carry-on bag.

“Had it been triggered, thick yellow smoke would have been everywhere!” Farbstein said. “Yellow is just not a good look.


The Transportation Safety Administration is reminding people they can not bring grenades onto planes.

A post from TSA Northeast’s social media page shared someone attempted to bring a grenade through a checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport.

The grenade was inert, however officials are reminding travelers live or inert grenades are not allowed on planes.


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