SA: Air Passenger At Newark Airport Tried To Disguise Knife As A Credit Card


newark-airportThe Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that a passenger was caught trying to smuggle a knife that was designed to look like a credit card through airport security.

The TSA said the incident happened Tuesday morning at Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. The agency said the knife was discovered by a TSA employee on one of the agency’s controversial X-ray machines, which some critics have said emit enough radiation to possibly cause cancer.

TSA has defended the X-ray machines are being safe, and Wednesday, the agency said it helped them catch a concealed weapon.

“The credit card knife was sandwiched between several real credit cards in the passenger’s wallet, and placed in a carry-on during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year,” the agency said in a statement that was provided to The Hill.

“Thanks to their training, effective technology, and on-the-job focus, the TSA Officers were able to detect this item without any impact to airport operations,” the TSA statement continued.

{The Hill/ Newscenter}


  1. Note that these are available in lots of stores and online.
    the story makes it sound like he designed a knife to look like a credit card to sneak it onto a plane, when more likely, he keeps it in his wallet all the time and forgot to take it out.