STERLING, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says it stopped a Virginia man from bringing a live smoke grenade on a flight at Dulles International Airport this past weekend.
The TSA says the Great Falls resident was not charged and was allowed to continue on his flight to Denver on Sunday. The device was confiscated.
The smoke grenade was concealed under the inner lining of the man’s carry-on bag. Smoke grenades are used to create smoke screens, allowing people to move while under fire. They are sometimes used in paintball games.
The TSA said its officers also stopped a passenger from bringing a stun gun on an aircraft at Dulles on Friday. The passenger surrendered the stun gun and was allowed to continue on his flight to Charlotte. The man was not charged, according to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police.
Smoke grenades and stun guns are among the weapons prohibited in carry-on baggage, according to the TSA. Travelers can be fined up to $11,000 if they are caught with prohibited items at the airport.
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