TSA agents find a MISSILE LAUNCHER in a checked bag for passengers at Baltimore airport after landing on a flight from Kuwait
- Officers immediately contacted the airport police who traced the traveler
- The serviceman, who lives in Jacksonville, Texas, had active duty
- He claimed that he returned from Kuwait and the deadly weapon was a souvenir
- Launcher was not found live and the traveler was allowed to continue his journey
TSA agents discovered a rocket launcher in a checked bag at Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday.
The potentially deadly weapon was found in a bag from an active soldier who was returning from Kuwait.
When tripping over the launcher, TSA agents hurried to contact the airport police to help the soldier find them.
TSA agents discovered a rocket launcher early Monday in a bag that was checked at Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
The unnamed soldier was detained at his departure gate for questioning.
According to TSA officials, the traveler was on his way back home to Jacksonville, Texas.
& # 39; He wanted to keep the rocket launcher as a souvenir, & # 39; the officials said.
& # 39; Military weapons are not permitted in checked-in or carry-on luggage & # 39 ;, the agency added.
A TSA spokeswoman had no additional information about the traveler.
The launcher turned out not to be live and was confiscated. TSA agents handed the launcher over to the Maryland fire brigade commanders for removal and the passenger was allowed to "catch his flight," the agency officials said.
A fireman spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
The launcher was from an active soldier who returned home from Kuwait. He told officials it was a souvenir
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