Japanese man arrested for carrying hand grenades at Hawaii airport

A Japanese man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly possessing two hand grenades in his carry-on bag at Hilo International Airport on Hawaii Island, police said.

Police arrested Akito Fukushima, 41, on suspicion of first-degree terrorist threat after grenade-like objects were detected during an X-ray examination. They were later determined to be inert grenades, they said.

The airport temporarily suspended operations and evacuated the terminal area.

Fukushima, a native of Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, was at the airport on his way to the United States. Police will investigate his motives for possessing the grenades.

The photo posted by the Hawaii Police Department on its website shows the two hand grenades that Akito Fukushima was in possession of. (Kyodo)