One August post included a photo of a cane that pulled apart to reveal a sword. It was “discovered in a traveler’s carry-on property” at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, according to the blog.
TSA screeners at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport in Charlottesville, Virginia, found a “batarang” — a nearly foot-long, sharp-edged, winged object inspired by Batman — in one person’s bag.
In each blog post, the TSA cautions travelers that they cannot carry firearms or ammunition onto a plane. Passengers found with firearms in their carry-ons could face a fine up to $11,000, a ticket and possibly jail time.
However, ammunition can be packed in a checked bag. Travelers also can transport firearms in checked bags, but the traveler first has to let the airline know they are checking a weapon, the TSA said.
Here are a few other items of note travelers tried to carry through security checkpoints last month:
• A firearm assembled with parts from a 3-D printer, found at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada. The TSA notes the gun, a revolver, was loaded with live ammunition.
• A knife concealed in a pill bottle, found at San Francisco International Airport in California.
• A throwing star, found at Billings Logan International Airport in Montana.
• A set of throwing knives, found at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.
• A machete, found at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.