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17:30  30 july  2019
17:30  30 july  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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WASHINGTON, United States — US transport security officers confiscated a missile launcher from a checked bag at a Washington-area airport on Monday, with a Texas man saying it was a souvenir from Kuwait. The launcher was found "early this morning" at Baltimore/Washington International

US airport security officers have confiscated a missile launcher from a passenger ' s luggage in The launcher was discovered in the checked luggage of a man who said he worked for the He told officials at Baltimore/Washington International Airport that the launcher was a souvenir from Kuwait.

US airport security discover ‘souvenir’ missile launcher in passenger’s checked luggage The missile launcher was in a traveller's checked luggage (Picture: TSA/Twitter)

A man has been stopped by airport security in the US because he had a missile launcher in his luggage.

The traveller had placed the military grade weapon in his checked baggage when flying from Kuwait to Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport in Maryland.

The passenger told airport staff he wanted to keep the missile launcher as a “souvenir”.

US airport security discover ‘souvenir’ missile launcher in passenger’s checked luggage © Provided by Oath Inc. The man was detained for questioning at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (Picture: Getty) US airport security discover ‘souvenir’ missile launcher in passenger’s checked luggage © Provided by Oath Inc. The man flew to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Maryland from Kuwait (Picture: Getty)

Security staff contacted airport police who detained the man for questioning.

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Federal officials say they've found a missile launcher in a man' s luggage at the airport in Baltimore. © ASSOCIATED PRESS Sign points to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) The TSA said the missile launcher was "not a live device." But it was handed over to the state fire

US airport security officers have confiscated a missile launcher from a passenger ' s luggage in The launcher was discovered in the checked luggage of a man who said he worked for the He told officials at Baltimore/Washington International Airport that the launcher was a souvenir from Kuwait.

He told them he was a military worker and was coming home from Kuwait.

The weapon was turned over to the state fire marshal for safe disposal, officials said.

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In a statement, the Transport Security Administration (TSA) said “the man, a resident of Jacksonville, Texas, told officials that he was an active military personnel”.

It added: "Fortunately, the item was not a live device.

“It was confiscated and handed over to the state fire marshal for safe disposal."

The TSA said the man was allowed to catch his connecting flight home to Texas.

Military weapons are prohibited items in checked or carry on luggage.

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