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Man with training grenades arrested at Yakima airport

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Police have arrested a 20-year-old man who was trying to clear security at the Yakima Air Terminal with two training grenades in a carry-on bag.

Police Sgt. Tim Bardwell says Transportation Security Administration agents spotted the grenades using a belt scanner around 11:15 a.m. Sunday.

The devices contained a live fuse but no explosives packed around it.

Authorities say the man lives on a military base in California, but Bardwell would not disclose his name, his branch of service or details about his questioning.

Police locked down the small airport for a few minutes, then evacuated about 30 or 35 people while explosive experts from the Yakima Training Center dismantled the grenades.

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