TSA catches passenger with throwing star in carry-on luggage at DC airport
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A traveler departing from Ronald Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C., was recently stopped at security after officers with the Transportation Security Administration found a throwing star among the passenger's carry-on items.
Now is truly not the time to test the TSA. The item, which was described as having "retractable razor-sharp blades," was confiscated, said Lisa Farbstein, the TSA spokesperson for the Northeast region. Farbstein also confirmed to Fox News that the incident occurred on Jan. 8. AMERICAN AIRLINES RESPONDS TO VIDEO OF PILOT THREATENING TO 'DUMP' PASSENGERS IN KANSAS "The traveler was not permitted to bring it through the checkpoint," she told Fox News. "We encourage people to know what is in their carry-on bags. If someone is unsure if an item can be packed in a checked bag or carry-on bag, they can go to the TSA web site, where there is a 'What Can I Bring?' link and type in an item to find out whether it can go in a checked or carry-on bag." Farbstein had previously stated on Twitter that the passenger was cited by police, though she later told the New York Post the…