Airline passengers in the U.S. remain confused about what items they are allowed to bring into the cabin of a commercial plane.
That is evident by a list of the most unusual items discovered in 2017 by the Transportation Security Administration, which has posted such a list for the last few years.
The latest catalog of dangerous and strange items uncovered at U.S. airports includes a set of brass knuckles that resemble a hand-held meat tenderizer, an inert hand grenade welded to look like a piece of art and a knife made to look like it’s fashioned out of human bone.
Topping the list were an umbrella shaped like a rifle and several bags of narcotics wrapped as Christmas gifts.
Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61
BROOKLYN — Christopher Lamb stood before a judge Friday morning facing 51 charges. The 25-year-old is accused of trying to threaten and coerce more than 20 women and girls into sending him nude photos of themselves. State’s Attorney Lou Louba said the arrest came after a years-long investigation. “It was ongoing for a number of years,” said Louba. “Because of their hard work and their dedication in following this through to the end, we were able to locate all 20 […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired ex-FBI director Andrew McCabe just two days after his retirement, ending the career of an official who rose to the second position in the investigative agency. More recently, President Donald Trump had frequently criticized him accusing him of deceiving the internal investigators of the Department of Justice. McCabe was expected to retire this Sunday, on his 50th birthday, when he would be eligible to receive early retirement benefits. But the dismissal this Friday could […]
FARMINGTON — It may be a far cry from March Madness, but based on the crowds at UConn Medical Center Friday, you’d never be able to tell they were actually gathered for “Match Madness.” The pressure filled event known as “Match Day” happens at medical schools across the country., when fourth-year students learn if they’ve been admitted to their doctoral residency programs. As the clock struck noon Friday, about 84 UConn med students opened their envelopes and made their matches. […]
MERIDEN — A city school bus became disabled in the middle of a busy street during the Friday afternoon commute. While dropping off students at home for the weekend, the driver unsuccessfully attempted to turn on to Graveline Avenue from West Main Street in Meriden. The bus bottomed out while maneuvering up a steep grade, pinning its back end to the ground. Police arrived on scene at about 3 p.m. to investigate and manage traffic. They closed the intersection for […]