Transportation Security Administration officers stopped a traveler with a “very long, very sharp machete” trying to get through a checkpoint at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein revealed in a tweet Thursday.
Farbstein told Fox News you “can’t make up this stuff up.”
“It’s mind-boggling that somebody would think they could get on a plane with a 2-foot machete,” she added.
According to the news site, the traveler was given the option to put the machete in a checked back or surrender it to the TSA. The flyer ultimately opted to hand it over to the TSA.
[email protected] officers at @Bradley_Airport stopped a traveler with this very long, very sharp machete at the checkpoint recently. Quick give me the top 5 reasons you'd need a machete on an airplane. Go! (Please use some humor.) pic.twitter.com/o8m8Ksyb44
In a follow-up tweet Friday, Farbstein showed her followers a look inside “a box of prohibited items” TSA officers have collected at the airport, adding a photo that shows a pile of knives and other tools.
“You’ll notice a lot of wine bottle openers. These bottle openers have knives attached. Tip: Most hotels and B&Bs have bottle openers that you can borrow. No need to bring one,” she said.
Let's take a peak into a box of prohibited items that @TSA has stopped at the @Bradley_Airport recently. You'll notice a lot of wine bottle openers. These bottle openers have knives attached. Tip: Most hotels and B&Bs have bottle openers that you can borrow. No need to bring one. pic.twitter.com/Ysr1US3QsA
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