Offbeat Toy grenade causes bomb scare in Houston airport

15:11  07 june  2018
15:11  07 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Toy Grenade Prompts Bomb Scare at Houston Airport . The explosives scare developed only a day after police detained “an impatient passenger” who made comments about explosives in a bag at Houston ’s Bush Intercontinental Airport .

An airport spokesman says a toy grenade in a passenger's bag caused a temporary shutdown at a security checkpoint at Houston 's William P. Hobby Airport . Toy grenade causes bomb scare in Houston airport .

People wait outside Houston's William P. Hobby Airport on Thursday, June 7, 2018, after a toy grenade in a passenger's bag forced the shutdown of a security checkpoint, inconveniencing hundreds of people catching early-morning flights. © AP Photo/John L. Mone People wait outside Houston's William P. Hobby Airport on Thursday, June 7, 2018, after a toy grenade in a passenger's bag forced the shutdown of a security checkpoint, inconveniencing hundreds of people catching early-morning flights. HOUSTON (AP) — A toy grenade in a passenger's bag forced the shutdown of a security checkpoint at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport Thursday morning, just a day after the international terminal of the city's other major airport was evacuated due to a bomb scare.

Houston Airport System spokesman Bill Begley said people were allowed to approach the checkpoint again after a bomb squad determined that the suspicious item spotted by a Transportation Security Administration agent was a "novelty grenade."

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Hobby Airport is a hub for Southwest Airlines. The website FlightAware indicated delays of an hour or more for flights arriving and departing the airport immediately after the security checkpoint reopened.

An Associated Press journalist was in the line when a TSA agent raised the alarm at about 4:35 a.m., forcing hundreds of people to move away from the immediate area on both sides of the security checkpoint.

"My wife and I were waiting to drop our bags into the X-ray machine and go through the detector, and I heard a TSA agent scream 'Shut it down, shut it down, shut it down!' Everyone was looking around, confused, and people were ordered to 'Clear out now!'" the AP's John L. Mone said.

The explosives scare occurred only a day after police detained "an impatient passenger" who made comments about explosives in a bag at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport. Begley said that unidentified passenger's "inappropriate comment" prompted a bomb squad to close the international terminal for nearly an hour.

The episode created a backlog of at least a thousand people waiting to go through security.

Begley stressed that, especially during the busy summer travel season, anyone with any doubts as to what can be carried on a plane should check the TSA's "what can I bring? website before packing their bags.

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