BALTIMORE (CBSDFW.COM) — Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport detected a missile launcher in a Texas man’s checked luggage early Monday morning.
TSA officers immediately contacted airport police who tracked down the Jacksonville, Texas native and detained him for questioning. He told officials that he was an active military personnel traveling home from Kuwait and wanted to keep the missile launcher as a souvenir.READ MORE: 'It's Our Job': Firefighters Rescue Passenger Suffering Medical Emergency On Southwest Flight
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Military weapons are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags.
However, the item was not a live device and it was confiscated and handed over to the state fire marshal for safe disposal.MORE NEWS: Live: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott To Address Border Crisis In Del Rio At Noon
The man was then permitted to catch his flight.