- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration is reminding travelers not to carry realistic replicas of weapons after an inert grenade was found inside a carry-on bag at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport.

Officials this week posted a photo on Instagram of the artwork. The post says the piece of art is prohibited because “it’s built around a grenade.”

The post says agents would not know that the grenade is inert until they can take a closer look. And that slows down the line and can lead to an airport shutdown and evacuation.

The agency told WISN-TV (https://bit.ly/2qsPQNw ) the object was part of a sculpture and was found April 19 in a man’s luggage. The traveler was not arrested but may face charges.


Information from: WISN-TV, https://www.wisn.com

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