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TSA finds carry-on full of weapons at KCI

The TSA posted this photo of weapons found in a traveler’s carry-on bag at KCI this week.
The TSA posted this photo of weapons found in a traveler’s carry-on bag at KCI this week. From Instagram

TSA screeners at Kansas City International Airport reportedly found a bag of weapons in a traveler’s carry-on bag earlier this week.

In an Instagram post from Wednesday, the TSA said they discovered one firearm, 11 rounds of ammunition, two flares, 18 knives and two hatchets in the traveler’s bag.

According to the post, the items were found Tuesday.

According to the TSA, the owner of the carry-on, a 50-year-old male, was traveling to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. He will face civil penalties from the TSA of up to or exceeding $11,000 for multiple prohibited items.

“The individual self-surrendered the items in question to the FBI, which enabled that individual to continue with his travel,” Bridget Patton, spokesperson for the FBI’s Kansas City division, said.

Additional information on the incident was not available since the case is pending, Patton said.

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