TSA Discovers Ninja Daggers Hidden in Book
Find touted as House lawmakers seek to strip agency of powers
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2011 12:06 PM CST
These daggers, which measured just over a half-foot long, were found hidden in a hardcover book in a passenger's carry-on luggage.   (AP Photo/Transportation Security Administration)

(Newser) – A passenger who tried to hide two ninja-style throwing daggers in a hollowed-out book about ... ninjas ... had his daggers and his book confiscated by TSA officers at Washington's Reagan National Airport on Monday. The knives were not-so-surprisingly found when he placed his carry-on bag on an X-ray machine conveyor belt. The TSA could have fined the passenger, but opted not to in this case, and CNN notes that he surrendered both the book and daggers.

"This is an example of why our officers need to carefully inspect everyday items," says a TSA rep. But the news comes as some House Republicans are looking to curtail those very officers. A bill with 29 co-sponsors titled the STRIP Act—for "Stop TSA's Reach In Policy"—would stop TSA employees who haven't had federal law enforcement training from using uniforms, badges, and titles that resemble those of police officers, the Los Angeles Times reports. Click for more on one Alaska lawmaker's war on the TSA.

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Dec 30, 2011 7:12 PM CST
Chuck Norris....Mr. Chuck Norris....please pick up the white courtesy phone in the main kiosk - lower level...check that.....Mr. Norris...please put your hands behind your back.....step away from the numb chucks.....
Dec 25, 2011 9:37 PM CST
This is what they should to the assholes that try this shit, fine them, the price of their ticket and then as an added bonus have them stand at the security line in the airport with a sign explaining the rules about weapons and carry on / luggage. 3 or 4 days, 8 hour shifts, really waste their time.
Dec 24, 2011 5:55 PM CST
He probably bought them at the Airport gift shop to cut the cupcake (confiscated in the OTHER story...)