Sanford airport terminal evacuated after hollow grenade found, officials say

Officials: Old grenade belonged to young traveler


SANFORD, Fla. – A terminal at Sanford International Airport was evacuated Friday morning after officials said a young boy had what appeared to be a grenade.

Airport officials said Terminal B was evacuated to Terminal A after a screener found the grenade, which law enforcement said was hollow, but had been a live grenade at one point.

Officials said the grenade belonged to a young boy who was traveling with his family to Mississippi. The boy got the grenade from his cousin, and his parents were unaware that he had it, according to airport personnel.

Operations returned to normal shortly after and no flights were delayed, officials said. No one faced charges following the incident.

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