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October 13, 2012

Judge denies bail in LA airport weapons case

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The official was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The smoke grenade was X-rayed by police bomb squad officers in Los Angeles, who said the device fell into a category that is prohibited on board passenger aircraft. It is banned from planes under the United Nations’ explosives shipping rules.

Most of the items wouldn’t violate Transportation Security Administration guidelines for what is permissible in checked luggage, and the protective vest and pants are not listed among items prohibited on flights.

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