Multiple flights delayed after Boy Scout brings toy grenade to airport

Multiple flights delayed after Boy Scout brings toy grenade to airport
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Multiple flights were delayed Thursday after TSA agents at an airport in Houston spotted what they thought was a grenade in a checked bag.

The device discovered at Hobby Airport turned out to be a novelty grenade, according to a local ABC affiliate, which reported that it was found inside a 17-year-old Boy Scout's bag.

At least 18 flights were delayed as a result of the incident, airport spokesman Bill Begley told CNN, though no flights were canceled because of the incident.

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The boy was not held by authorities and it is unknown whether his parents will be subject to any fines due to the incident.

The airport had tweeted shortly after 4:30 a.m. local time that the device had been removed as tweets showed passengers waiting for the all-clear.

The airport later acknowledge the incident in a tweet, sharing a list of items travelers are not allowed to bring to airports.

"Now might be a good time for a gentle reminder that there are items you CANNOT bring through security checkpoints. Please double check this list before heading to ANY airport for a flight," the airport wrote.