Toy hand grenade prompts closure of Terminal 2 at SFO

SFFD arrives at Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport to investigate a suspicious object on Sunday, August 23, 2015. (chessninja/Twitter)

SFO officials say a suspicious item that prompted the closure of Terminal 2 Sunday has been cleared.

Officials say TSA security screeners found a toy hand grenade inside a passenger's bag around 12:30 p.m. at a checkpoint and thought it looked suspicious, so the bomb squad was dispatched.

Officials cleared the suspicious item and reopened the terminal shortly after 2 p.m.

The man who owns the bag is being questioned.

Passengers who were flying out of Terminal 2 had been told to screen at Terminal 1, which was causing major delays.

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