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American tourist tries to bring back souvenir from Europe; it was a WW II-era grenade

An American woman traveling back home from Europe caused quite the stir at Vienna International Airport.

ABC News reports the 24-year-old attempted to bring back a World War II-era grenade Monday when she was stopped by customs officials. She reportedly told customs officials she found the device while hiking and believed it was harmless.

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Police were immediately called and portions of the airport were shut down while the device was removed. The bomb squad later determined the grenade was a dud.

The mistake was a costly one for the unidentified American. German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported she was fined $4,694 and was charged with public endangerment through negligence.

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