Call for hand grenade at London airport turns out to be a belt buckle

Police say security staff at London International Airport mistook a belt buckle shaped like a hand grenade for the real thing this morning.

Police say wearing a buckle shaped like a grenade 'does cause a problem' for airport security

Police say this belt buckle caused 'quite a stir' at London, Ont., airport this morning. When security staff saw it in the luggage, they thought it was real. (London Police Service)

Police say security staff at London International Airport mistook a belt buckle shaped like a hand grenade for the real thing this morning. 

Police say at about 5 a.m., staff screening luggage located what they thought was a hand grenade inside a bag. 

Police responded to the suspicious package call and quickly determined it to be a metal belt buckle in the shape of a hand grenade. 

"While it isn't illegal to carry or wear grenade-shaped belt buckles, it does cause a problem while trying to pass through security at airports and other secure areas," the police news release said. 

Police recommend travellers visit the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) website to learn about what can and can't be taken aboard a plane.