Weed Grinder Shaped Like a Grenade Causes Airport Evacuation in Argentina
An airport in Argentina was evacuated this week after someone in the facility discovered an explosive deviceâ"or what they assumed was an explosive device.
The Associated Press reports that the Astor Piazzolla airport, located in Mar del Plata, ceased operations Tuesday when a grenade-shaped weed grinder was found inside an airport trash can. For those who arenât familiar with the device (we're sure there are some of you out there), itâs basically a tool that separates dry herb for consumption. Most grinders come in straight-forward cylindrical shapes that are easy to handle, while some novelty designs are made to look like everything from PokÃ©mon balls and wrist watches to pieces of fruit and, yes, deadly weapons.
âSomeone must have discarded the artifact before boarding on a plane,â Alejandro Itzcovich, the head of Argentinaâs national airpor t police security, told local news outlets. â[Authorities] confirmed that it was not an explosive and weâre now trying to determine who the owner of this object is.â
According to the AP, multiple flights were delayed because of the evacuation.
This isnât the first time a grenade-shaped grinder has caused problems at an airport. As pointed out by the AP, a similar incident occurred in 2016 at Bellingham International Airport in Washington, as well as in 2017 at the Sacramento International Airport.POST CONTINUES BELOW
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