TSA finds knife inside laptop at Richmond International
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -A Williamsburg man was stopped by TSA officials at Richmond International Airport last Friday after they found a knife hidden inside the traveler’s laptop.
On Nov. 11, a TSA officer found what appeared to be a knife inside the man’s carry-on bag. At first, no knife was spotted as agents searched the bag until each carry-on item was separated and put through the X-ray machine again. The device indicated the knife was inside the computer, and a double-edged knife was found after disassembling the laptop. The weapon was concealed inside the “guts” of the computer.
The man initially claimed he had no idea a weapon was inside his laptop, but after the blade was revealed, he confirmed it was his.
TSA officials say the man now faces a “stiff federal financial civil penalty.”
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