Man Caught With 23 Weapons by Airport Security


Airports have a very limited list of items you can bring with you on an airplane. Nearly two-dozen weapons ranging in type and size are definitely not included on that list.

A man carrying 23 weapons in his carry-on bag was caught by TSA officers at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. The items included nine disposable scalpels, a dagger, a pair of brass knuckles and a switchblade.

As the man placed his carry-on bag through the checkpoint’s X-ray machine, officers were able to identify the contents in his bag. Afterwards, they searched the bag and confiscated the items.

John Busch, the TSA’s Federal Security Director for Reagan National said in a statement: “When passengers have prohibited items among their carry-on items, it slows down the screening process.

“Travelers play a role in the efficiency of checkpoint screening by knowing what should and should not be packed in a carry-on bag.”

Knowing the difference between what can be placed in a carry-on suitcase and your regular luggage can be tricky, but there are several resources out there that can help, including the TSA website.

The agency also wrote in a press release: “TSA would have had no issue had all 23 of these items been packed in a checked bag, but passengers certainly cannot carry these types of weapons into the cabin of an aircraft.”


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