TSA: Traveler at Sea-Tac had empty grenade, bayonet in carry-on

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Correction: An earlier version of this story said the incident happened at Detroit Metro Airport. Incorrect information was provided by the government. 

Seattle — A traveler at Seattle Tacoma International Airport tried to get on a plane last month with an empty grenade and bayonet, federal officials said Wednesday.

TSA officials described the person as a budding military weapons collector who attempted on Oct. 12 to get through security with the grenade, a fixed-blade knife and a bayonet in a carry-on bag.

Federal officials said someone tried to get through security at Seattle Tacoma Intenrational Airport on Oct. 12 with an empty grenade and two knives in a carry-on bag.

They said the security checkpoint lane was closed for about 24 minutes while explosive experts cleared the alarm.

Eleven days earlier someone tried to sneak a replica grenade through security at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

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