TSA agents find hidden sword in man’s cane; traveler says he’s just as surprised as they are

(NEXSTAR) – A traveler passing through Boston’s Logan Airport was forced to hand over a prohibited item during a security screening — a prohibited item he allegedly didn’t even know he had.

The passenger, a resident of Massachusetts, was passing through a TSA checkpoint at Logan Airport at noon on April 5 ahead of a trip to New York City, according to the TSA. During an x-ray screening of his belongings, an officer with the TSA identified a “possible sword” inside his walking cane.

“When questioned, the passenger … stated that he bought the cane not knowing it had a sword inside,” the TSA wrote in a statement shared with Nexstar.

The Massachusetts State Police responded to the checkpoint area moments later, and the passenger allowed the officers to confiscate the prohibited item.

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