Harrisburg International Airport makes TSA’s 2021 Top 10 List of most unusual finds at airport security checkpoints

Local Press Release
Monday, January 10, 2022
(TSA photo)


WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) made it into the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Top 10 List of most unusual items found at security checkpoints nationwide in 2021. TSA released the list in an on-line video it posted on the agency’s Twitter account.

What was the item from the airport that ranked as #6 on the Top 10 List? Read on . . .

TSA officers at Harrisburg detected a well-worn, heavy-duty, wooden-handled cleaver that also featured a round hole in the upper corner of the blade. The dirtied blade and handle of the cleaver showed its age with what appeared to be several years’ worth of wear and other markings as a result of frequent use.

Knives of any type—including cleavers--are not permitted to be carried through an airport security checkpoint.

For more information on what you can and cannot bring on an airplane, visit www.tsa.gov.