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JFK Airport terminal evacuated because of paper weight

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Authorities reopened Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday evening after a security scare.

Security workers thought they had found a grenade in the luggage of an arriving passenger.

The NYPD Bomb Squad responded to the airport. Officers examined the device and determined that it is either a paper weight made to look like a grenade or an inert grenade that is now used as a paper weight.

The owner of the paper weight reportedly told customs that he bought it in Israel.

The terminal's operations were returning to normal after thousands of passengers were affected.

There have been a series of security incidents at the airport in the past several weeks, including a man who walked across the tarmac after his jet ski broke down in the waters next to the airport, a bomb threat that caused two planes to be quarantined on the runway and a man who caused an evacuation when he went through a secure door to smoke a cigarette.

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