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Bang stick, razor hidden in shoe confiscated at Hawaii airports

Published On: Jun 14 2013 08:56:06 AM HST
Updated On: Jun 14 2013 09:38:38 AM HST

TSA Blog

Bang stick (top), razor blade hidden in shoe

HONOLULU -

A bang stick and a razor blade hidden in a shoe were confiscated this week at Hawaii airports, according to the TSA Blog.

The .44-caliber bang stick was found in the carry-on bag of a passenger at Kona International Airport.  Transportation Security Administration officials say bang sticks are prohibited in carry-on bags.

A bang stick is a specialized firearm used underwater that is fired when in direct contact with the target.  This is often used in spear fishing.

A razor blade was found concealed in the shoe of a passenger at Honolulu International Airport this week.

TSA officials say it's important to examine your bags before traveling to make sure no prohibited items are inside. If a prohibited item is discovered in your bag, you could be cited and possibly arrested by local law enforcement.

Click here to see items confiscated by the TSA across the nation in 2012.

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