Items seized at BWI Marshall Airport [Pictures]
Transportation Security Administration officers collected 1,343 guns from the nation's airports through the end of September 2013. Agents seized seven firearms during the same time period at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. And those aren't the only weapons seized. At BWI, items have included a cattle prod, a meat cleaver and a fearsome, double-edged weapon known as the "debrainer." Wrote TSA blogger Bob Burns: "Sometimes after reading the incident reports, it's as though they're having a gun and knife convention at the airport." Here's a look at some of the potentially lethal items discovered at BWI.
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Mike Duckett, customer service manager/logistics manager with the TSA, holds a knife, one of the items surrendered at a BWI checkpoint in the past few years.