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Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Causes Bomb Scare at Oklahoma City Airport

Dead grenade in frontman's case sets off alarms

Wayne Coyne performing at Parramatta Park in Sydney, Australia.
Louise Wilson/WireImage
November 20, 2012 4:10 PM ET

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne found himself at the center of a bomb scare at Will Rogers airport in Oklahoma City on November 10th, TMZ reports. A dead grenade in his carry-on set off alarms at a TSA checkpoint.

Wayne was reportedly on his way to Los Angeles to catch a preview of the new Flaming Lips musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, and told police that the grenade was given to him at a party as a joke. Coyne was released once the TSA determined that the grenade was harmless. Several flights were delayed as a result. The incident also caused a bit of turmoil among TSA agents, who were concerned that the "bomb guys" weren't on duty.

Always the gentleman, Coyne Tweeted after the incident, "Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced because of my grenade at OKC airport!!"

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