Two live grenades found in luggage of soldier returning from Iraq
ATLANTA (AP) Two live hand grenades were found in the luggage of a soldier returning from Iraq on Thursday, halting operations at the international terminal of Atlanta’s airport for about a half-hour, a spokeswoman said.
The soldier was aware of the grenades and tried to alert the Transportation Security Agency, “but it was too late. The bags were already being screened,” spokeswoman Felicia Browder said.
She said there was no evacuation of the terminal, but people were kept back a safe distance until a bomb unit removed the grenades.
Passengers on a handful of international flights were not able to leave their planes for more than a half-hour during the incident, Browder said.
The soldier, who was not identified, was released to the military, she said.