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Passenger tries to smuggle knives through Honolulu airport

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:46 p.m. HST, Jan 28, 2013

Transportation Security Administration officials report that an airline passenger last week tried to smuggle three knives through a check point at Honolulu Airport by hiding them in a thermos.

The three knives were among the prohibited items airline passengers tried to sneak through airport security check points last week, the TSA said in its weekly report.

TSA officials said 30 firearms were discovered at checkpoints around the country last week – 25 of those firearms were loaded and 13 had rounds chambered. 

In Honolulu, three knives were discovered in a passenger’s thermos at Honolulu Airport. The passenger had traveled through the checkpoint once and was permitted to take the knives outside of the checkpoint area to check them in his baggage. Instead, he attempted to sneak them through in a thermos, the TSA reported.

Officials did not say when the incident occurred or if any charges were filed. Violators could face a penalty as high as $7,500.00, the TSA said.

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Bdpapa wrote:
Fine him big!
on January 28,2013 | 10:36AM
96706 wrote:
Goob job TSA!!
on January 28,2013 | 10:56AM
allie wrote:
on January 28,2013 | 11:04AM
What happened to "YIKES!"
on January 28,2013 | 05:35PM
nitpikker wrote:
he had one chance. he shouldnt get another!
on January 28,2013 | 11:06AM
cojef wrote:
Dumb passenger. Given an opportunity and he nixes it. The first encounter was warning and any sensible individual would take heed, but this numbskull chose otherwise. What a bungler. Fine him the full $7,000, he deserves it.
on January 28,2013 | 11:08AM
gth wrote:
I think $70,000 is more appropriate.
on January 28,2013 | 03:14PM
hawaiikone wrote:
While I can understand his reluctance to send anything of value through baggage, as so much is stolen with zero ability to do anything about it, he still made a dumb move.
on January 28,2013 | 11:11AM
hikine wrote:
I don't understand why people keep attempting to bring in knives and guns and sneaking it in a thermos is even stupid!
on January 28,2013 | 11:13AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Three knives in a thermos. Really? More stupidity. What is he going to tell the judge "Well your honor I forgot they were there. How did they get there? Well I thought hey what a great place to place sharp objects like a thermos?"
on January 28,2013 | 11:18AM
sudokubreakfast wrote:
GOOD work, TSA. "Passenger" should be banned from flying. Legal to publish name of person?
on January 28,2013 | 11:48AM
Upperkula wrote:
He was testing the TSA agents to see if they were doing thier job. He is a secret agent sent in by the govermment.
on January 28,2013 | 02:24PM
adri1456 wrote:
I read it as "Passenger tries to snuggle knives through Honolulu airport" and thought 'why would anyone want to snuggle with knives? Won't he get cuts?
on January 28,2013 | 02:26PM
islandsun wrote:
Probably fresh off the boat. Put him on the no fly list.
on January 28,2013 | 02:54PM
808warriorfan wrote:
Now's that being deliberate...that person needs a HUGE FINE !!!!!
on January 28,2013 | 05:04PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Stupid people do stupid things. Those knives don't look like their worth much. I hope TSA presses charges and fines him so he won't do it again and others will get the message.
on January 28,2013 | 05:54PM
scooters wrote:
TSA should have taken the knives the first time. Dummies..or just plain lazy as usual..
on January 28,2013 | 06:48PM
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