This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 4 °C Sunday 29 March, 2020

These World War I shells were found in two teens' luggage at Chicago Airport

The teens were questioned, but not arrested.

Image: APExchange

BAGGAGE SCREENERS AT Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived on a flight from London.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe.

TSA spokesman Jim McKinney says a bomb disposal crew determined the shells were inert and no one was ever in danger.

The teens told law enforcement they obtained the shells at a French World War I artillery range. It was not clear how.

TSA explosives experts believe they are French 77mm shells.

They were seized Monday evening while the teens were transferring to a flight to Seattle.

The teens were questioned then allowed to travel onward and they weren’t charged.

Read: A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Associated Press

Read next: