TSA: Texas man checked missile launcher in luggage at BWI

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    Federal officials say they've found a missile launcher in a man's luggage at the airport in Baltimore.

    BALTIMORE – Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport detected a missile launcher in a man’s checked luggage early this morning, July 29.BWI Missle

    TSA officers immediately contacted airport police who tracked down the traveler and detained him for questioning. The man, a resident of Jacksonville, Texas, told officials that he was an active military personnel traveling home from Kuwait and he wanted to keep the missile launcher as a souvenir.

    Military weapons are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags.

    Fortunately the item was not a live device. It was confiscated and handed over to the state fire marshal for safe disposal. The man was permitted to catch his flight.


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