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Man Caught With Knife In Carry On Bag At Tampa's Airport

TAMPA (CBS4) – A man was arrested at Tampa International Airport after security screeners found a knife in his carry on bag.

Philippe Francois Martinez of Clearwater, Fla., was charged Sunday with carrying a concealed weapon. Airport spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan said Transportation Security Administration workers had initially detained the wrong passenger and bag.

Authorities then reviewed a video showing that the previous passenger to pass through the security checkpoint was the one who had the knife. That passenger, 43-year-old Martinez, had already boarded his American Airlines flight to Miami en route to San Juan, but was detained before the flight took off.



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