TSA at MIA and FLL: 35 Guns, a Chainsaw, and a Cannonball Confiscated

TSA at MIA and FLL: 35 Guns, a Chainsaw, and a Cannonball Confiscated

Piled on a table in a quiet conference room at the central terminal of Miami International Airport is a dazzling collection of items that could be used to bludgeon and stab one’s way through a crowded airplane. There’s a pair of metal telescopic nunchucks, a silver Rambo knife sharp enough to plunge straight through an adult torso, plenty of box cutters, and a lead hammer that could crack a human skull like an egg. That’s just a week’s worth of confiscations at MIA. Other recent pick-ups from air passengers there and at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport include a sword disguised as a cane, a fueled-up chainsaw, and the “explosively viable” shell of an 18th-century cannonball, according to reports from the Transportation Security Administration. [Full Article]