Wichita KS October 11 2018
TSA officials say finding weapons such as guns and knives are not that uncommon but finding two grenades in the luggage of two different passengers on the same day is surprising and alarming.
Security officials said that TSA agents found the two grenades in bags at Wichita’s ICT airport on the same day last month.
The inert grenades were discovered at the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in September, Transportation Security Administration officials said in a weekly blog.
They were discovered in a carry-on bag and a checked bag on the same day.
“We don’t know if replica or inert items are live until our explosives professionals take a closer look and eventually open the bag,” TSA officials said in the blog.
“That takes time and slows down the line. It can even lead to a complete shutdown and evacuation. Real, inert, or anything resembling an explosive item is prohibited in both carry-on and checked baggage.”