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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Replica grenades

Replica grenades used as part of a Halloween costume discovered in a checked bag at Nome (OME).

With October comes fall foliage, pumpkin flavoring in EVERYTHING, and Halloween!

If you plan on traveling with your costume this year, keep in mind that realisticreplica items and props such as guns, scythes, pitch forks, chainsaws, butcher knives, grenades, axes, bombs, swords, machetes, and other realistic weapons are prohibited from being transported in your carry-on bags.

Most replica weapons can be transported in your checked baggage, but it’s never OK to pack anything that looks like (to include but not limited to) explosives such as grenades, land mines, rocket launchers, shells and bombs. Even if it’s a replica, anything resembling an explosive is treated as the real deal until the explosives experts can prove otherwise, which often leads to delayed flights or baggage.

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Bob Burns
TSA Blog Team

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