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TSA Workers Find Grenade Launcher in Man’s Luggage at Lehigh Valley International Airport

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — TSA workers were shocked to find what appeared to be a grenade launcher inside a man’s bag at Lehigh Valley International Ai...

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- TSA workers were shocked to find what appeared to be a grenade launcher inside a man's bag at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Officials at the airport near Allentown say TSA officers discovered the object Monday when the checked bag passed through scanners.

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Inside, they found parts of an unassembled military rocket-propelled grenade launcher and what appeared to be a grenade.

A man from Florida was detained at the gate for questioning.

After inspecting the device, it was determined the launcher was non-functioning, and the grenade was actually a replica.

The man told investigators he thought the item was allowed as long as it was in a checked bag.

Officials say travelers who bring weapons--even replicas--to an airport can face fines of up to $13,000.

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The items were confiscated, and the man was able to catch his flight.

For a list of prohibited items and potential penalties, click here.