IED training kit found in checked bag at HNL

By Clayton Wakida, KITV Digital Media Manager, KITV Digital Media Manager
Published On: Aug 06 2014 01:45:34 AM HST
Updated On: Jun 13 2014 01:19:05 PM HST

The TSA Blog

HONOLULU -

An improvised explosive device training kit was discovered in a checked bag at the Honolulu International Airport this week, according to The TSA Blog.

Transportation Security Administration officials say they understand that instructors and others in this type of business need these items, but instructors who need to travel with inert explosives training aids should plan ahead and contact their preferred shipper about mailing the items to their destination.

The TSA reminds travelers that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, or other explosive, it is prohibited.  When these items are found at a checkpoint or in checked baggage, there may be significant delays because explosives detection professionals must resolve the alarm to determine the level of threat.

Even if the items are novelty items, travelers cannot bring them on a plane.

Click here to read why inert items cause problems.

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Click here to see items confiscated by the TSA.

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