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Military weapons collector tries to get through DTW security with empty grenade, bayonet, knife in carry-on, TSA says

Detroit Metro Airport security checkpoint lane closes for 24 minutes

A grenade, knife and bayonet were found in a person's carry-on bag at a Detroit Metro Airport security checkpoint on Oct. 12, 2019. (WDIV)

ROMULUS, Mich. – A military weapons collector tried to pass through security at Detroit Metro Airport with an empty grenade, a bayonet and a fixed bladed knife in a carry-on bag, according to TSA officials.

The incident happened Oct. 12, officials said. The DTW security checkpoint was closed for about 24 minutes while specialists cleared the alarm, according to authorities.

TSA officials screened 65 million passengers between Oct. 7 and Nov. 3, finding 374 firearms in carry-on bags, authorities said. Officials said 333 of the guns were loaded and 118 had a round in the chamber.

Bringing a firearm to the security checkpoint can lead to a $13,333 fine or an arrest, TSA officials said.

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