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Flier tries to board plane with dagger hidden in Eiffel Tower replica
Flier tries to board plane with dagger hidden in Eiffel Tower replica

A passenger at Oakland International Airport earlier this month tried to bring aboard a large dagger that fit snugly inside a replica of the Eiffel Tower. The weapon -- 12 inches long with an 8-inch, double-edged blade and intricately designed handle -- and its accompanying sheath disguised as a landmark were in a carry-on bag, said Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. The Eiffel Tower knife is just one of myriad unusual and dangerous items travelers have tried to take onto planes at the nation's airports. In October, a cannon barrel was discovered. The TSA notes that knives can be placed in checked baggage or even shipped to a flier's...

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