July 03, 2014
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M-1000 fireworks discovered in carry-on bag at MDW.Due to the Fourth of July holiday, this report is being posted on Thursday vs. Friday and only reflects the last six days (6/27 - 7/2).Samurai sword discovered in a carry on bag at BOS.Loaded...
June 27, 2014
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Credit Card Knife (BUF)Credit Card Knives - There has been a growing trend in the number of credit-card knives discovered at checkpoints. Including this week, 186 credit card knives have been discovered. Check out this blog post for more information...
June 26, 2014
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Fireworks Discovered by TSA OfficersI know my annual fireworks reminders sound a bit silly, but travelers really do continue to pack them. I guess it’s not too surprising when you think about it. Over 900 firearms (most of them loaded) have been...
June 24, 2014
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Firearms, ammunition and firearm parts, including firearm frames and receivers, are prohibited in carry-on baggage. Scopes are permitted.Travelers such as target shooters, hunters, collectors, etc., need to travel with their firearms and can do so...
June 20, 2014
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All discovered in one carry-on bag at IAH36 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 36 firearms, 33 were loaded and seven had rounds chambered. See more photos at the bottom of this post.Inert projectile in checked bag at CVG.Inert Ordnance and...
June 13, 2014
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IED Training Kit (HNL)Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. - We continue to find inert hand grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited. When these...
June 12, 2014
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Have questions about traveling with sporting equipment? Well, add a point to the scoreboard, because you’ve come to the right place.The list on the left contains items you can take on the plane in your carry-on bags. The list on the right contains...
June 06, 2014
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One of the 18 firearms discovered on June 4th.This one was discovered at Memphis (MEM).Record Number of Firearms Discovered in One Day - On June 4, 18 firearms were discovered around the country in carry-on bags. That broke the previous record of 13...
June 06, 2014
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Not Actual ItemsThere are stories circulating right now about something that’s not quite as newsworthy as it sounds. Two empty AK-47 magazines were discovered in a checked bag after TSA had screened that bag. That has led many to believe our...
May 30, 2014
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Grenade (LAX)Grenade at LAX - A Mk 2 hand grenade was discovered in a carry-on bag at the Los Angeles (LAX) International Airport. The Terminal 1 checkpoint was closed while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team transported the grenade to an offsite...