Boy Scout’s ‘Fake Grenade’ Prompts Houston Hobby Airport Evacuat - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |


Boy Scout’s ‘Fake Grenade’ Prompts Houston Hobby Airport Evacuation

Posted: Updated:
CBS News CBS News
HOUSTON, Texas -

Police said that the fake grenade was found in 17-year-old Boy Scout’s bag while he was going through the screening checkpoint early Thursday, prompting an evacuation of Houston's Hobby Airport.

A “suspicious device” caused a brief evacuation in the airport TSA checkpoint area early Thursday, a spokesman for the Houston Airport System confirmed.

The device, an inert grenade was found in a bag of the Boy Scout in the security area. The checkpoint has since been reopened after the device was removed.

The situation developed only a day after police detained "an impatient passenger" who made comments about explosives in a bag at the same airport. 

Houston Airport System spokesman Bill Begley said the unidentified passenger's "inappropriate comment" prompted a bomb squad to close the international terminal for nearly an hour.  

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.