TSA Agents Find Fake Grenades, Knife & More At Newark Liberty, JFK Airports

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Transportation Security Administrating says it has stopped several suspicious items recently at area airports.

One incident took place Friday. That’s when a TSA agent at Newark-Liberty International Airport spotted two hand grenades inside a passenger’s carry-on bag.

Turns out the grenades were inert replicas and meant to be used as gearshift knobs in a car.

The passenger was allowed to continue, but left the fake grenades with the TSA agents.

A separate incident took place Sunday, this time at JFK International Airport. That’s when TSA agents spotted a folding knife, baton and handcuffs in one man’s carry-on bag.

The TSA says they contacted Port Authority police who confiscated the items and arrested the man on a state charge.

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These weapons and handcuffs were recovered from a passenger at JFK airport on March 4, 2012. (credit: Transportation Security Administration)

The TSA wants to remind folks that weapons are strictly forbidden in carry-on bags, though some can be carried in checked bags, depending on state laws. For a complete list of prohibited items, click here. There’s also a TSA app for downloadable here for iPhones.

How do you feel about the TSA and airport security? Sound off in our comments section below.

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  1. Kevin Li says:

    Handcuffs are illegal? They’re not weapons technically…

  2. Bea says:

    ABOLISH THE TSA

  3. Nick says:

    Now show how many bras, panties and cash the Thieving Stealing A holes (TSA) stole or molested.

  4. ella says:

    How ridiculous is that. Unbelievable what we put up with in this country in the name of security, after their fake terror attacks got us into several wars now.

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