Wednesday, June 16, 2021

TSA seizes missile launcher at Baltimore airport


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at
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A US transportation security officer confiscated a missile launcher that was placed in a man’s bag during an inspection at Baltimore Airport yesterday.

The owner of the bag, a man from Texas, said it was a souvenir from Kuwait.

The airport’s Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) spokeswoman, Lisa Farbstein, in a message on Twitter, said the man explained that he had returned the missile launcher as a souvenir from Kuwait.


“He should have brought back the key chain,” Farbstein said.

The ammunition launcher was detected during the bag inspection process early this morning.

The TSA said in a statement that the man who lived in Jacksonville, Texas told his officer that he was still serving in the military.

“Fortunately, it’s not a live device. However, the missile launcher was seized and handed over to the fire department for destruction.

“The man was later allowed to board the plane,” the TSA said.

Read also: Suspect arrested at J F Kennedy airport on terrorism charges

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