- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Officials say handguns and objects designed to look like weapons are routinely seized at Salt Lake City International Airport.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1XWBnk4 ) that Ron Malin with Utah for the Transportation Security Administration says it’s common for the airport to come across several weapons and fake weapons each month.

He told the Airport Advisory Board on Wednesday that recently seized items include handguns, toy guns, ammunition and knives designed to look like credit cards. He says fake grenades are also common.

Malin says the airport has seized 24 handguns at security checkpoints this year, with most violators having concealed weapons permits.

TSA has posted several signs warning people to remove prohibited items, but Malin says people often tell him that they forget they have weapons in their luggage.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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