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Airline passenger caught with knives was flying to Hilo

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:57 a.m. HST, Jan 29, 2013

The airline passenger, who tried to smuggle three knives in a thermos past airport security officials at Honolulu Airport last week, was trying to make a flight to Hilo.

Transportation Security Administration today said the man was stopped at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 trying to board a Hawaiian Airlines flight to Hilo carrying three knives. 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, the man attempted to sneak them through in a thermos, the TSA reported.

The knives were confiscated and the passenger was allowed to book a later flight to Hilo.

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.

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allie wrote:
on January 29,2013 | 06:59AM
FrankieT wrote:
Why didn't he just put the knives in his checked bags. duh!
on January 29,2013 | 07:03AM
billso wrote:
Bag fees are cheaper than fines.
on January 29,2013 | 09:03AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Cause frequently things that go into TSA's world never come back...
on January 29,2013 | 05:04PM
Anonymous wrote:
We need more laws banning knives. That'll put an end to it.
on January 29,2013 | 07:11AM
inlanikai wrote:
After ignoring and actively trying to circumvent the directive of the TSA and then getting caught a SECOND time, he's allow to continue onto Hilo. Unbelievable. He should be prosecuted, not for the first attempt but for the second.
on January 29,2013 | 07:27AM
whatcanisay wrote:
Agree, the guy should be prosecuted because of the second attempt. What happened to the people who tried to bring the guns? No second chance for those people!
on January 29,2013 | 07:50AM
Upperkula wrote:
Was it an assault knife...you know the kind with the folding blade and the pistol grip and the auto feed magazine with laser sights.
on January 29,2013 | 08:16AM
silvangold wrote:
WHAT KIND of knives? Cockfighting gaffs? LOL
on January 29,2013 | 09:39AM
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