Fake grenade prompts Bullhead City airport evacuation

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BULLHEAD CITY -- A novelty lighter shaped like a grenade forced the evacuation of the passenger terminal at the airport in Bullhead City.

Wednesday's incident was the second of the year at the Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport involving a fake grenade.

Assistant airport director Darryl Thompson says a Transportation Security Administration agent spotted the device while screening a family's carry-on baggage. A police bomb squad was called and determined it was a lighter. The family was allowed to continue on their flight.

An 8-year-old boy tried to carry a novelty grenade onto a flight in January, prompting a similar evacuation.

Information from: Mohave Valley Daily News

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