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.

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"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…
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