DULLES, Va. – A Transportation Security Administration officer detected a replica military anti-personnel mine in a woman’s checked bag at
Washington Dulles International Airport late this afternoon.
TSA’s security scanning technology triggered an alarm on the bag, indicating that it needed to be inspected by a TSA officer. The officer
opened the bag and uncovered a military style anti-personnel mine, commonly referred to as a Claymore mine. A TSA’s explosives specialist was alerted and immediately responded to inspect the item. It was determined to be a realistic inert replica mine.
The item was removed from the bag, which was then cleared for flight. There was no impact to airport operations.