Martial arts swords found at Baltimore airport security checkpoint

BALTIMORE, Md. (WHTM) — Officials with the Maryland Transportation Security Administration stopped a passenger who was trying to bring martial arts swords into his carry-on luggage.

The martial arts sai swords were found in a passenger’s luggage Sunday at Baltimore, Washington’s Thurgood Marshall International Airport, according to a TSA spokesman.

According to TSA, the passenger voluntarily left the swords with TSA officers after they were found at the checkpoint. Martial arts weapons, including nunchucks, may fly in checked bags.

According to the According to the TSA website, most sharps cannot be carried in carry-on baggage bags and must travel in checked baggage.

According to the TSA, all sharp objects in checked bags should be wrapped or securely wrapped to avoid injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Sharp items that may fit in carry-on luggage include cigar cutters (officials have the discretion to decide whether to ban these), hiking sticks, disposable razors, knitting/sewing needles, lockpicks, nail clippers, pencil sharpeners, safety pins, tweezers, etc. Scissors less than 4 inches from the pivot point. Martial arts swords found at Baltimore airport security checkpoint

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