Anti-tank weapon confiscated from passenger’s luggage

Anti-tank weapon confiscated from passenger’s luggage

A bazooka-like weapon powerful enough to shoot down a tank was seized from a passenger’s checked baggage at a Texas airport, police said. Traffic Safety Authority (ASD).

The 84mm anti-tank rifle was spotted Monday by TSA agents checking luggage at San Antonio International Airport, the agency said on Twitter.

The passenger reportedly declared the item at the airline counter when checking in, but the message did not reach security forces.

As a precaution, the TSA did not let the item through baggage screening.

The TSA allows firearms on airplanes, but only in checked baggage. The TSA explains that every passenger with a firearm must also declare it to the airline when checking in their luggage. Guns should also be unloaded and stored in a hard, secure case.