Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents confiscated a man’s cane earlier this week when it was discovered to be hiding a deadly knife. For his part, the man claimed he had no idea his cane concealed a weapon and was ultimately allowed to continue his travel. Sans the cane, of course.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at Boston’s Logan International Airport seized the cane of a male passenger earlier this week when it was found to be concealing a foot-long knife. According to a Tweet from the New England division of the TSA, the man was questioned and claimed he had no idea it was even there.
The blade, roughly a foot long, and slender, was hidden inside a wooden cane and was revealed when the cane passed through the x-ray machines for inspection.
According to a local Boston-area news report, the man was questioned by the Massachusetts State Police and indicated he had no idea his cane was concealing a deadly weapon.
After surrending the weapon the man was allowed to continue his travel plans. The busy Boston Logan International Airport is often in the news for unique items found during screening. Just recently the TSA found $10,000 stashed in a pressure cooker, and a butcher knife hidden in a baby’s car seat. Officers also recently found a loaded gun.