TSA sets new record for finding weapons in checked bags, including Cleveland Hopkins

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Every week the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) puts out a list of how many people thought they could put a weapon, many of which are loaded guns, in their carry-on bags. The good news is that these people are stopped and caught in the security lines at airports.

The bad news is that in the week of July 10 through July 16 TSA set a new record with 89 weapons found.

The previous record was 82 set in May of this year.

One of the reports was for a loaded 9MM found at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). A 62-year-old New Philadelphia man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

Also at CLE someone tried to tape the handle of a travel toothbrush case but concealed inside was this pocket knife.

In an interesting case this loaded .40 caliber was found concealed in the seat cushion of a wheelchair at the Knoxville, Tennessee airport.

And finally on the list of odd things, and prohibited to travel with, found in carry-ons last week is this practice tank warhead found in the El Paso Airport. Remember Real, inert, or anything resembling live ordnance is prohibited in both carry-on and checked baggage.

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