Traveler told TSA he had ‘no idea’ a sword was concealed in his cane
Transportation Security Administration officers at Boston’s Logan International Airport discovered a long blade inside a traveler’s cane on Tuesday.
The man said he “had no idea the blade was in there,” TSA spokesperson Dan Velez said in a tweet. After being questioned by Massachusetts State Police, the man surrendered the cane and was cleared to continue his travels.
It’s not uncommon for blades to be concealed in seemingly ordinary objects.
On Thursday, a passenger attempted to make it through airport security with a dagger concealed in a hairbrush handle at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, according to a tweet from TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein.
Yesterday @TSA officers @BostonLogan discovered this hidden blade inside of a cane. When questioned by @MassStatePolice the man claimed he had no idea the blade was in there.🤷🏼♂️After surrendering the cane, he was cleared to continue. #travelfail pic.twitter.com/Toqo0OORYZ
— TSA_NewEngland (@TSA_NewEngland) April 6, 2022
“Some carry-on items may be prohibited even if they appear not to be, like a cane with a hidden sword,” the TSA says on its website.
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