TSA stops woman whose walking cane contained sword

80-year-old was unaware of weapon

A South Carolina woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officials at the Myrtle Beach airport when it was discovered her walking cane contained a hidden sword.

Local news station WYFF reports the 80-year-old wasn't aware of the hidden weapon until she went through airport security. Regional spokesman Mark Howell told the station that secret swords are not uncommon, as people will sometimes buy canes from thrift stores without realizing what's inside.

Howell said the airport confiscate several dangerous items every day.

"Here in Myrtle Beach, it's somewhere between 25 and 50 pounds of these prohibited items a month."


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