TSA finds grenade art in carry-on bag at Milwaukee airport

The Transportation Security Administration is reminding travelers not to carry realistic replicas of weapons after an inert grenade was found inside a carry-on bag at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport.

Officials this week posted a photo on Instagram of the artwork. The post says the piece of art is prohibited because “it’s built around a grenade.”

The post says agents would not know that the grenade is inert until they can take a closer look. And that slows down the line and can lead to an airport shutdown and evacuation.

The agency told WISN-TV the object was part of a sculpture and was found April 19 in a man’s luggage. The traveler was not arrested but may face charges.