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TSA find throwing knives, fire starters, flare and more at Boston airport


Security screening at Boston Logan International Airport has started its year off with the finding of an interesting medley of prohibited items.

“Heck of a catch! Recently @TSA officers @BostonLogan detected a flare, three throwing knives, a torch lighter, two magnesium fire starters, and a paracord tactical knife bracelet all in one passenger’s carry-on bag,” tweeted Dan Velez, the spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration’s New England operations. “#travelfail.”

The agency had ended 2022 with a scary find: a loaded Hi-Standard, Model B .22 caliber pistol carried by Lorenzo Beechman, 36, of Hyde Park, who has a number of violent crimes on his record. The gun was found and he was arrested on Dec. 28.

Also last month, the TSA raised its maximum fine for a gun found in carry-on bags — where they are prohibited — to $14,950, up from $13,910 after finding a record number 6,301 firearms in carry-ons. They say that about 88% of the guns were loaded.


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