By now, TSA rules are drilled into most people’s minds as a pre-flight mantra of sorts. We all* know that liquids over 3.4 ounces, drugs and weapons don’t fly as carry-on. If you bring your brass knuckles, you’ll have to part ways for good.
*Apparently, not everyone is aware of these instructions. Doubtful? Look no further than TSA’s Instagram feed, filled with photos of apprehended belongings that (luckily) ended up on the no- fly list.
Below is an assortment of some items confiscated by the TSA during the past two months.
#TSAGoodCatch – This “monster” holding an inert grenade was discovered in a carry-on bag at the #EagleCounty (#EGE) Regional Airport in #Colorado. While this is a humorous novelty item, TSA officers don’t know items such as these are inert until explosives detection professionals, along with law enforcement, remove the item from the X-ray tunnel and resolve the alarm. This most likely will cause a closure of our checkpoint and lead to missed and delayed flights. Grenades, inert or otherwise, are prohibited from both carry-on and checked bags.
TSA #GoodCatch – These #brassknuckles were discovered in a carry-on bag at the #NewYork (JFK) International Airport. Martial arts and self defense weapons are prohibited from carry-on bags, but may be transported in checked baggage. However, you should familiarize yourself with local laws, as the possession of brass knuckles is illegal in some states, including New York. If one of our officers discovers an item that may violate the law, TSA refers the matter to law enforcement. Law enforcement officials will determine if further action is appropriate.
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