Firearm, knives confiscated at RDU security checkpoints

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- TSA officers at the RDU Airport have a new warning for travelers after they discovered a firearm and two knives in the carry-on bags of three passengers at security checkpoints last week.

TSA reminds travelers that taking a firearm to a checkpoint can result in your arrest and a $13,000 fine.

TSA provided the following details about the confiscated weapons:

Feb. 19: A loaded .380 Smith & Wesson was discovered with a round in the chamber. The passenger was cited by law enforcement officers for carrying a concealed weapon.

Feb. 22: A double-edged knife was discovered during X-ray screening. The knife was confiscated by law enforcement officers and the passenger received a citation.

Feb. 24: Another passenger was cited by local law enforcement for carrying a concealed weapon after TSA officers discovered a butterfly knife.

Unloaded firearms and knives are allowed in checked bags, but you have to comply with local and federal rules.
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