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Security scare causes brief evacuation at JFK

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Travelers were briefly evacuated from the customs area at Terminal 4 at JFK Airport after officials discovered what appeared to be a grenade found in a traveler's bag.

According to officials, a passenger was going through customs when what looked like a grenade was found in his bag.

He told officials that it was inert, but as a precaution, the customs area was evacuated and the grenade is being inspected.

It was later determined that the grenade was actually a paperweight.

The traveler arrived on a flight that originated in Moscow, officials said.

The paperweight was purchased in Israel on a stopover, the FBI said.

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