Police: Fake grenade spotted in X-ray prompts security scramble at 1 WTC

LOWER MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- A man from Maryland is in custody after police said he brought a fake hand grenade in a bag to 1 World Trade Center Thursday.

The fake grenade -- which Port Authority Police flagged as being a possible explosive device -- was spotted passing through an X-ray machine in Tower 1's north lobby just after 9 a.m.

Responding officers quickly determined it was not a threat by a bomb squad.

However, the 24-year-old was taken into custody and Port Authority Police said charges are pending.

Investigators said there was no lockdown at 1 World Trade Center and the device was quickly cleared.
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