East Hawaii News

TSA: Man Flying to Hilo Tried to Smuggle Knives

January 29, 2013, 12:53 PM HST
* Updated January 29, 12:59 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

A man flying to Hilo from Honolulu Airport last week tried to smuggle three knives in a thermos, the Transportation Security Administration said.

The TSA said that the passenger had gone through the checkpoint once and was allowed to take the knives outside of the security area to place them in checked baggage.

Instead, the man attempted to sneak them through security in a thermos.

The incident took place on Jan. 20. According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the man was allowed to board a later flight to Hilo.

The TSA said that the knives were among at least 45 weapons discovered in carry-on bags or on passengers themselves around the nation last week.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

That included 30 firearms, 25 of which were loaded. Thirteen of those had rounds chambered.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

TSA also found nine stun guns in carry-on bags.

Other weapons discovered included a belt-buckle knife in Los Angeles and a sword cane at Memphis.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Cancel
Mahalo for Subscribing
×

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments