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JFK Terminal 4 Evacuated After Grenade Found In Passenger's Bag

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UPDATE, 5:15pm: Police have given the all-clear after finding that the suspicious item was a paperweight, NBC News reports. ABC News is now reporting that the paperweight was purchased on the unidentified passenger's layover in Israel.

PREVIOUSLY: The customs area of Terminal 4 at New York's JFK airport was being evacuated Thursday afternoon after a grenade was found in a passenger's bag, ABC 7 reports.

The passenger, who had flown in from Tel Aviv via Moscow, told authorities that the grenade was inert, but the Terminal was being evacuated "out of an abundance of caution."

NBC News reports that the terminal is being evacuated, not just the customs area.

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