USA: At New Jersey, Airport officials find guns in passenger’s cases
A serious situation took a funny turn at New Jersey Airport when a passenger was picked up by security officials for carrying a gun in his luggage bag on Thursday.
Later, however, it turned out to be an unusual gun-shaped toilet roll holder.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) staff at Newark Liberty Airport saw a gun in the passenger’s bag while it was passing through the X-ray machine. Or so they were thinking.
Soon after the gun was spotted, the officials immediately searched for the weapon in the bag. However, amusingly, the authorities discovered that it was not a weapon, but an unusual household accessory-a toilet paper holder.
“This most unusual revolver was not designed to spin bullets, it was designed to spin toilet paper,” the Transportation Security Administration official said.
After the inoffensive toilet paper holder was found by the officials, the passenger had to hand it over to the security officials in order to be able to continue his journey.
“Replica guns are not allowed on an aircraft unless they are in a checked bag,” The Independent reports. Passengers can only carry replicas of weapons in their check-in luggage in the USA. In fact, TSA increased security at X-ray monitors after witnessing a significant increase in gun seizure cases at airports.