Friday afternoon is the “look what we found this week” day at the Transportation Security Administration blog. This week’s top find is a sword hidden in a cane. The person
trying to sneak it through airport security who had no idea his/her cane was a sword says the cane was a present from a relative.
The TSA also reports finding miniature bottles of booze in the socks of one passenger, while noting it’s not a banned item.
And again this week, there are an unusual number of people flying around with inert hand grenades in their luggage.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.