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Airport stops woman with gun-shaped heels

  • A pair of gun-shaped stiletto heels at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, in Maryland, as seen in this Feb. 28 photo. A woman had the shoes in her carry-on luggage as she tried to move through security. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)

LINTHICUM, Md. » At the airport, safety is more important than sexy.

That’s what a woman found out at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Officials say she was stopped Sunday at a security checkpoint with a pair of gun-shaped stiletto heels.

TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the stilettos had heels in the shape of handguns and faux bullets around the sole. They were in the woman’s carry-on luggage, along with bracelets lined in faux bullets.

The agency prohibits passengers from carrying “replica guns or ammunition” through airport security checkpoints.

Farbstein says the woman was told that she could put the items in her checked luggage. The woman tried to check the items, but ended up leaving them with the TSA in order to catch her flight.

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