Passenger arrested at LaGuardia Airport for carrying sword inside cane

The TSA found a 24-inch sword cane at LaGuardia Airport. (Photo: Lisa Farbstein, TSA)

The Port Authority Police arrested a man going through security at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on May 10 with a cane concealing a sword.

“The TSA officer who was staffing the x-ray monitor spotted the sword in the cane,” Lisa Farbstein, the TSA’s public affairs spokesperson, told USA TODAY. “When approached about it, the passenger told officials that he purchased the cane at an antique shop and was unaware that there was a sword inside.”

The sword cane measured 24 inches, according to a photo of the weapon tweeted by Farbstein.

The TSA's official Instagram account showcased the strange items they found throughout the year.
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