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TSA Say Prohibited, Confiscated Items Are Growing

TSA Say Prohibited, Confiscated Items Are Growing


BROADCAST CENTER IN DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH THIS IS KDKA TV NEWS AT 6:00. EVERYONE KNOWS YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BRING WEAPONS ON BOARD AN AIRPLANE, BUT TSA OFFICIALS SAY THE NUMBER OF PROHIBITED ITEMS PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO TAKE THROUGH SECURITY IS GROWING. MONEY EDITOR JON DELANO HAS A LOOK AT THE ITEMS NEW AT 6:00. Reporter: THIS WEEK 35 POUNDS OF ITEMS WERE TAKEN FROM TRAVELERS AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL BY TSA AGENTS. EVEN A KNIFE THAT SMALL IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE PLANE. Reporter: TSA SPOKESPERSON LISA FARBSTEEN SAYS TOO MANY PASSENGERS ARE TRYING TO BRING PROHIBITED ITEMS THROUGH THE SECURITY CHECKPOINTS. THIS IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST SUMMERS TSA HAS EVER SEEN. WE’RE BREAKING RECORDS NATIONALLY. Reporter: MORE PEOPLE MEAN MORE ITEMS, ESPECIALLY KNIVES FOUND IN BACKPACKS, PURSES AND CARRY-ONS. THE VARIETY OF KNIVES TAKEN IN PITTSBURGH IS STAGGERING FROM SWISS ARMY KNIVES TO CARVING KNIVES TO THROWING KNIVES. WHY SOMEBODY WOULD THINK THAT THEY COULD BRING THESE ITEMS ON AN AIRPLANE, I JUST DON’T KNOW. I’M SPEECHLESS WHEN SOMEBODY SHOWS UP AT A CHECKPOINT WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS. Reporter: AND REMEMBER WHY POTENTIAL WEAPONS ARE PROHIBITED. WE DO SEE OUR FAIR SHARE OF BOX CUTTERS. REMEMBER BOX CUTTERS WERE USED BY THE TERRORISTS ON 9/11, NO BOX CUTTERS. Reporter: IT’S NOT JUST KNIVES, HAMMERS, SCREWDRIVERS, SAWS, SCISSORS AND THE LIKE. MOST OF THESE ITEMS ARE FINE IN CHECKED LUGGAGE. SO PACK THEM IN ADVANCE OR LEAVE THEM IN YOUR CAR. TSA ALSO HAS A FREE APP TO CHECK WHAT IS ALLOWED IN THE CABIN LIKE SAY KNITTING NEEDLES. YOU CAN SEE ACTUALLY KNITTING NEEDLES ARE ALLOWED IN YOUR CHECKED BAG OR CARRY-ON BAG. Reporter: BOTTOM LINE? CHECK WHAT YOU ARE CARRYING


Reader Comments

  1. Why am I not surprised which Trump in office I'm also surprised Trump supports don't bring guns and ammo to the airport either

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