TSA Week in Review – 42 Firearms Discovered This Week


Machete (LGA), Throwing Knives (EWR), Punch Dagger (BWI), Firecrackers (MKE)

Artfully Concealed Prohibited Items – It’s important to examine your bags prior to traveling to ensure no prohibited items are inside. If a prohibited item is discovered in your bag or on your body, you could be cited and quite possibly arrested by local law enforcement. Here are a few examples from this week where prohibited items were found by our officers in strange places.

A credit card knife was discovered at Albuquerque (ABQ).

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Loaded Firearm (ATL)

Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 42 firearms, 37 were loaded and 13 had rounds chambered.

Stun Guns – 25 stun guns were discovered this week in carry-on bags around the nation. Six were discovered at Las Vegas (LAS), three at Denver (DEN), two at Birmingham (BHM), two at San Jose (SJC), and the remainder were discovered at Amarillo (AMA), Atlanta (ATL), Burbank (BUR), Baltimore (BWI), Cedar City (CDC), Detroit (DTW), Kansas City (MCI), Milwaukee (MKE), Oakland (OAK), Portland (PDX), San Diego (SAN), and San Francisco (SFO).

SOURCE The TSA Blog – http://blog.tsa.gov