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'Jackass' star Johnny Knoxville detained at LAX over inert grenade

January 15, 2009 | 11:27 am

"Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville was cited at Los Angeles International Airport this morning for allegedly trying to bring an inert grenade into a plane.

Knoxville allegedly had the grenade in a carry-on bag. It was noticed by a screener as the actor was about the board an American Airlines flight, officials told The Times.

LAX authorities detained Knoxville and issued him a citation for attempting to bring a "prohibited item" on a plane.

The grenade had no fuse or powder. The incident is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

--Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Johnny Knoxville, left: Credit: Associated Press