ARLINGTON, VA — Transportation Safety Administration officers observed 23 prohibited objects in an Alexandria man’s carry-on bag on Wednesday as he tried to go by stability at Ronald Reagan Washington Countrywide Airport.
The male was carrying 9 disposable scalpels, eight folding locking-blade knives, 3 martial arts throwing knives a person dagger 1 switchblade and one pair of brass knuckles.
The TSA officers situated the weapons when the man’s have-on bag entered the protection checkpoint’s X-ray device. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Law enforcement were then alerted and responded to the checkpoint and issued the male a citation.
“Even in the sometimes chaotic atmosphere of the screening checkpoints, the TSA officers at our airport do an awesome occupation just about every day by holding hazardous items out of the aircraft cabin,” John Busch, TSA’s federal protection director of Ronald Reagan National Airport, said in a assertion. “It’s significant to admit them and the importance of their mission.”
According to the TSA, the gentleman would have been permitted to pack all 23 products in a checked bag at the airport. Nonetheless, passengers are not permitted to carry these varieties of weapons into the cabin of an aircraft.
Officers have detected 9 guns in carry-on bags at Reagan National Airport so considerably in 2022, a TSA spokeswoman said Thursday. In 2021, a whole of 30 handguns ended up confiscated at Reagan Countrywide Airport, the most at any time in a calendar year, even nevertheless the airport saw fewer passengers owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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