Hawaii airport evacuated after grenades found in man's carry-on luggage

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A Hawaii airdrome was concisely evacuated aft what turned retired to beryllium 2 inert grenades were recovered by Transportation Security Administration agents successful nan carry-on luggage of a 41-year-old man, Hawaii Police said.

Officers cleared nan terminal early Tuesday while nan  bomb squad moved successful to analyse nan suspicious items, which were picked up during X-ray screening.

hilo-airport-grenades-070924.jpg These 2 inert grenades were recovered by TSA agents successful nan carry-on luggage of a man trying to committee a formation astatine Hawaii's Hilo International Airport connected July 9, 2024. Hawaii Police say. Hawaii Police

"The Hilo International Airport knowledgeable a little halt successful operations" for small complete an hour, constabulary said.

The explosive squad "determined nan items to beryllium inert grenades," constabulary reported, meaning they weren't dangerous.

Akito Fukushima, of Kanazawa, Japan, was arrested connected a complaint of first-degree terroristic threatening, constabulary said.

The formation he was trying to committee was to a destination extracurricular nan U.S., constabulary noted, but they didn't opportunity which state it was heading to aliases what his eventual destination was.

"Police punctual nan nationalist that replicas of explosives, specified arsenic manus grenades, are prohibited successful checked and carry-on baggage," they added. 

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