TSA pulls dagger out of Eiffel Tower figurine

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OAKLAND, Calif. – Security agents spotted something irregular about an Eiffel Tower figurine inside a carry-on bag at the airport in Oakland and it turned out to be a concealed weapon.

The passenger attempted to pass a double edged knife hidden in the Eiffel Tower replica through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint on Jan. 16.

TSA spokeswoman Nico Melendez posted a tweet Wednesday showing the foot-long figurine and dagger.


Most knives are prohibited from carry-on baggage with exceptions. Plastic and round bladed butter knives, ice picks, meat cleavers, razors and swords are allowed to be in checked bags.

Melendez did not disclose what happened to the passenger.

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