A security checkpoint inside a Houston airport was briefly evacuated early Thursday after security screening found what appeared to be a hand grenade in a passenger’s bag, airport officials said, then later determined it was a toy.
Transportation Security Administration officials spotted the bag carrying the suspicious item around 4:30 a.m. as it was going through an X-ray machine at William P. Hobby Airport, said Bill Begley, a spokesman for the Houston Airport System.
Travelers were immediately evacuated, Begley said. The Houston Police Department bomb squad investigated the object.
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