Pierce Brosnan Stopped at Airport With 10-Inch Knife
He put it in his checked luggage, then boarded plane
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2015 12:25 PM CDT
Police say former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has been stopped at a Vermont airport security checkpoint because of a knife he was carrying.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Let's just say this wouldn’t have happened to the real James Bond. Pierce Brosnan, who played the iconic 007 agent in four flicks, was stopped at Vermont’s Burlington International Airport on Sunday attempting to carry a 10-inch hunting knife on board a flight, police say. TSA agents found the bone-handled blade stashed in his carry-on luggage and seized it, apparently to Brosnan's chagrin and anger, reports the Telegraph.

A source says Brosnan—traveling with his 14-year-old son, Paris—had to remove his belt for a pat-down, then was screened in a private area. He apparently told his son, "I can't believe they're doing this." TMZ reports officials asked Brosnan to surrender the knife or put it in his checked luggage; he chose the latter. The Burlington Police Department says officials then let the actor board a flight. Or as the Mail puts it, they chose to "live and let fly."