Object at SLC airport identified as inert grenade

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SALT LAKE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- A suspicious item found inside a bag at the Salt Lake International Airport was not dangerous, airport officials say.

The Transportation Security Administration says security officers found what appeared to be a grenade in a carry-on bag during screening in Terminal One at around 10:40 a.m.

They immediately halted screening, contacted law enforcement and created a 100-foot perimeter around the checkpoint as a precautionary measure.

Local law enforcement, a bomb squad and the FBI responded, taking the passenger into custody and removing the grenade from the area. They determined that the grenade was inert.

Passengers were rerouted to another checkpoint and officials say there was minimal impact on travelers and flight schedules.

The checkpoint was reopened at around 12:20 p.m.

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