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.
TO UPDATE: @TSA has confirmed that the passenger declared the item in question to the airline at the check-in counter, but TSA was not informed. As a precaution, the TSA did not let the item through baggage screening. https://t.co/W7CFK5M7nR
— TSA_SouthWest (@Tsa_SouthWest) January 17, 2023
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.