TSA Officers intercepted PBIA passenger

With taser, ammunition, fireworks, knife

By Julius Whigham II

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Updated: 5:48 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2012

A passenger trying to board a flight at Palm Beach International Airport on Feb. 28 was arrested after trying to carry four rounds of ammunition, a Taser, M-80 fireworks and a four-inch martial arts knife through airport security, a Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman confirmed this evening.
TSA officers discovered the prohibited items in the passenger’s carry-on bag, spokeswoman Sari Koshetz said. The passenger was trying to board a Delta flight that morning to New York’s LaGuardia Airport, she said.

It was not clear why the passenger – whose identity was not immediately available – was trying to board the flight with the items.
“Unfortunately, passengers still bring thousands of prohibited items to our checkpoints at PBI every year,” Koshetz said. “But our officers are diligent and experienced at intercepting them.
“You would not want the person sitting next to you on the plane to be in possession of these items.”


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