Authorities say woman tried to sneak 4 knives onto a plane at Logan Airport that she ‘artfully concealed’ in her knee brace
Boston MA June 18 2019
A woman, who arrived at the security checkpoint in a wheelchair at Logan Airport, tried to sneak four knives onto a plane destined for Paris on Wednesday, according to Transportation Security Administration.
The woman, a native of London, placed her knee brace on the conveyor belt, TSA said.
It caught the attention of an officer, who observed knife-like items on the X-Ray monitor.
When the officers asked the woman what was inside the knee brace, she laughed, TSA said. Upon further inspection, TSA uncovered four table knives in what it called an “artfully concealed” manner.
“This is a good example of what a fine job our TSA officers do,” TSA’s federal security director for Massachusetts Robert Allison said in a statement.
“The officer staffing the X-ray machine spotted something unusual and it turned out that he was spot-on.
The TSA officer who pulled out the knives showed them to the woman and she laughed, but I can assure you that trying to artfully conceal any sort of weapon in an effort to get it onto an airplane is no laughing matter.”
The knives were confiscated by Massachusetts State Police and the woman was denied boarding her flight to Paris.