Teen boards plane after airport security finds bomb in his luggage

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An 18-year-old boy was allowed to board a plane in Canada after airport security reportedly confiscated a pipe bomb from his carry-on luggage.

According to CBS News, Skylar Vincent Murphy was on his way to Mexico from Edmonton International Airport when the bomb was found and a security guard even tried to hand the explosive device back to him.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) guard was caught on CCTV pushing the device back to Murphy.

The teenager said he refused to take it back when he was told: "You can keep it."

He claimed the 15cm long bomb filled with gunpowder was made months before for fun and he had forgotten it was in his bag.

Edmonton Journal reports that Canadian police were notified about the incident and Murphy was arrested when he returned to Edmonton four days later.

He pleaded guilty to possession of an explosive substance and was handed a $100 fine and a year of probation. He was released into the custody of his grandparents.

A CATSA spokesman said some employees who were involved in the incident were suspended and others were made to take additional training.

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