Friday, August 29, 2003

In Post 9/11 Passengers Still Carry Weapons in Carry-On Bags

From Oregon Live:

"Outbound passengers at Portland International Airport recently tried to carry on board the following items:

A 16-pound, clear plastic bowling ball with a hand grenade inside.

A hundred rounds of live ammunition.

A large can of mace.

A desk ornament with a grenade attached.

A razor-sharp martial arts weapon called a 'throwing star.'

The last three were confiscated Wednesday morning in what security agents described as a typical day at PDX.

Discovery of the grenade desk ornament shut down one security lane for about 15 minutes while police were summoned to make sure it was not explosive. "