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Grenade-shaped screwdriver found in Newark luggage

May 25, 2012 7:43:42 AM PDT
There was a brief scare at Newark Liberty International Airport Thursday after a grenade-shaped object set off security alarms.

A piece of checked baggage passing through the TSA screening process appeared to contain a hand grenade, and TSA explosives experts were called to take a closer look.

Upon closer inspection, it was determined that the item was actually a replica hand grenade screwdriver set that a passenger had packed in his bag.

TSA officials say while it was an interesting novelty item, it was also something that understandably would catch the attention of officers who are constantly on the lookout for explosive devices.

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