Live flashbang found in carry-on at Lindbergh Field - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Live flashbang found in carry-on at Lindbergh Field

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A live flash-bang grenade was found in a carry-on bag at Lindbergh Field earlier this month, the Transportation Security Administration revealed Friday.

A photo of the explosive and a short description of its discovery were included in a weekly blog from the federal agency detailing some of the noteworthy or unusual weapons discovered at airports around the country.

"A flash-bang grenade is a non-lethal explosive device used to disorient," the TSA blog says. "They are not allowed in carry-on or checked bags."

A TSA spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking details about the discovery of the explosive.

TSA agents also discovered a loaded .380-caliber firearm last Sunday at Lindbergh Field, one of 69 total firearms discovered at U.S. airports. Seven inert grenades were also found at various airports.

Travelers bringing firearms to a TSA checkpoint can be arrested and fined up to $11,000. The TSA recommends that travelers "familiarize themselves with state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure."

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Zoo Day: Binturong

    Zoo Day: Binturong

    Friday, October 20 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-10-20 21:10:40 GMT

    It's native to the rainforests of Indonesia. Binturongs are also called bearcats, but that name is rather misleading since these animals are not related to bears OR cats. 

     

    It's native to the rainforests of Indonesia. Binturongs are also called bearcats, but that name is rather misleading since these animals are not related to bears OR cats. 

     
  • Spiny Lobster season has begun

    Spiny Lobster season has begun

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-10-20 20:47:10 GMT

    It is spiny lobster season! Thousands of fisherman look forward to this time of year.

     

    It is spiny lobster season! Thousands of fisherman look forward to this time of year.

     
  • Carmel Valley mom accused of selling drugs to high school students

    Carmel Valley mom accused of selling drugs to high school students

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-10-20 20:44:42 GMT

    Authorities continue an investigation Friday after a parent is accused of selling drugs to students at Cathedral Catholic High School and other high schools in the area.

     

    Authorities continue an investigation Friday after a parent is accused of selling drugs to students at Cathedral Catholic High School and other high schools in the area.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.