ARLINGTON, VA — Transportation Protection Administration officers uncovered 23 prohibited products in an Alexandria man’s carry-on bag on Wednesday as he attempted to go through protection at Ronald Reagan Washington Countrywide Airport.
The man was carrying nine disposable scalpels, 8 folding locking-blade knives, a few martial arts throwing knives one particular dagger a person switchblade and one particular pair of brass knuckles.
The TSA officers found the weapons when the man’s have-on bag entered the stability checkpoint’s X-ray device. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Law enforcement were then alerted and responded to the checkpoint and issued the gentleman a citation.
“Even in the often chaotic natural environment of the screening checkpoints, the TSA officers at our airport do an astounding career every single day by keeping unsafe items out of the aircraft cabin,” John Busch, TSA’s federal safety director of Ronald Reagan Countrywide Airport, stated in a assertion. “It’s vital to admit them and the significance of their mission.”
According to the TSA, the person would have been permitted to pack all 23 goods in a checked bag at the airport. Nevertheless, passengers are not permitted to have these kinds of weapons into the cabin of an plane.
Officers have detected 9 guns in carry-on bags at Reagan National Airport so much in 2022, a TSA spokeswoman reported Thursday. In 2021, a overall of 30 handguns were confiscated at Reagan Nationwide Airport, the most at any time in a year, even though the airport saw fewer passengers thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dagger, Martial Arts Knives Identified In Carry-On Bag At Reagan National originally appeared on the Arlington Patch