An Alabama man arrested at Detroit Metro Airport when he was caught with a knife in a shoe in his carry-on luggage says he put it there hoping it wouldn’t be detected by an x-ray scanner.
Firearms are prohibited in carry-on bags, but can be transported in checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline.
TSA officials say the man was caught hiding the weapon in the lining of his shoe.
TSA officials said the weapon was loaded with an extra magazine with 20 additional rounds in it.
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“Just because it turns out to be innocuous items doesn’t mean the response by the law enforcement officials wasn’t appropriate,” said a Metro Airport spokesman.
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