As a female airline passenger went through a security checkpoint at Boston Logan International Airport on Friday, Feb. 24, TSA officials stopped her after detecting a concealed weapon.
The passenger was carrying a metal water bottle with a pocket knife nestled in the bottom. The knife pictured was about half the size of a pen, and there did not appear to be any water in the bottle in the image TSA officials shared on social media.
“Not exactly a water flavor enhancer,” Dan Velez, spokesperson for New England TSA, joked. “This morning @TSA officers @BostonLogan detected this pocket knife hidden inside a water bottle. This should have been placed in the woman’s checked bag. #travelfail”
According to the TSA website, pocket knives are allowed to be in checked baggage, but are not allowed in carry-on luggage. “In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on baggage; please pack these items in your checked baggage,” the site stated.
Officials also stopped a 61-year-old man on Friday morning at Boston Logan traveling with a loaded gun in his carry-on. The man told TSA he was an armored car employee, and had “forgotten” that his work gun was in his bag. Massachusetts State Police eventually confiscated the weapon.