WATCH: Chaos unfolds in Israeli airport when a US family tried to bring bombshell back home
The family discovered the unexploded shell while on a beach in Israel.
Widespread panic hit Ben Gurion airport, the main international airport in Israel, when a piece of a bombshell was discovered in the passengers luggage.
The Israeli Public Broadcasting news station Kann News shared footage of the disturbance on their social channel:
— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) April 28, 2022
The outlet later reported that a family from the US had discovered the part of the unexploded shell on a beach while on holiday in the country and were attempting to bring it back home.
BBC News reports that a member of the family removed the shell from their backpack and asked if it should instead be placed within a suitcase.
Upon seeing the ordinance, security officers ordered an immediate clearing of the vicinity. Unfortunately, a fellow passenger misheard the clearance order, who then yelled "terrorist shooting", causing a mass panic.
Once order was returned to the situation, the American family was allowed to board their flight, after being given the all-clear following an interrogation by security officers.
Main image via Twitter/@kann_news