ONTARIO (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of passengers were evacuated on Wednesday after an item located in a carry-on bag raised concern at a screening checkpoint at Ontario International Airport.
Shortly before 5:30 a.m., Transportation Security Administration agents located an item that resembled a hand grenade located within a carry-on bag, according to airport police.READ MORE: Venice Fight Results In One Dead, One Injured, One Arrested
Officers responded to Terminal 4 and then notified the Ontario Fire Department and bomb squad.
Airport police subsequently ordered for evacuation of the terminal.
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The bag was removed from the terminal to a different location for further investigation, officials explained.
Authorities determined the item appeared to be a “gag gift” replica hand grenade.
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No arrests were made.
Around 6:30 a.m., evacuation orders were lifted and passengers were allowed back inside of the terminal.MORE NEWS: Multi-Vehicle Crash In Irwindale Closes Multiple Lanes On 605 Freeway
No planes or flights were affected by the incident.