TSA finds knife inside laptop at Richmond International

The Williamsburg man was stopped by TSA agents at Richmond International after they detected a...
The Williamsburg man was stopped by TSA agents at Richmond International after they detected a double-bladed knife inside his laptop.(Richmond TSA)
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 4:56 PM EST
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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.”