Courtesy Transportation Security Administration
(CNN) — Someone isn’t getting through security.
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.
“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.
Being well groomed and well armed are two very different things. @TSA has no issue with travelers bringing hairbrushes through a checkpoint, just not ones that conceal daggers as part of the brush handle! This one detected yesterday at the @FLYIthaca checkpoint. pic.twitter.com/wHiJDtKZkA
— Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) April 7, 2022
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