TSA officers discover a missile launcher in a Texas man’s checked luggage. Veuer’s Mercer Morrison has the story.
BALTIMORE — Officials say an Air Force sergeant tried bringing home a rocket launcher tube as a souvenir at the same airport where another service member tried returning with a similar weapon this week.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office in Maryland issued a statement saying the device, designed to be aircraft-mounted, was recovered Thursday at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
It held no explosives, but it might have contained pressurized gas and couldn’t go on a commercial flight.
The office said the sergeant was returning from overseas and that it will hold onto the launcher until it can be safely returned to him.
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Federal officials said they found a similar device Monday. The unidentified traveler said he was in the military and returning from Kuwait.
No arrests were made in either case.
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