Saturday, October 22, 2005

Grenade in Ontario Terminal a Gear Shift Knob

A terminal at Ontario International Airport was evacuated Thursday morning after airport security detected what appeared to be a hand grenade in a piece of luggage.The object turned out to be a automobile gear shift knob that had been made to look like a grenade, said airport spokeswoman Maria Tesoro-Fermin.Baggage screeners with the Transportation Security Administration spotted the suspicious-looking object about 6 a.m.

The upper level of the airport's Terminal 2 was immediately cleared and Ontario police, firefighters and bomb disposal technicians were called to the scene.


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