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TSA: Daggers hidden in book at Reagan Airport

The Transportation Safety Administration says a passenger tried to board a plane at Reagan-Washington Airport with a hollowed-out book containing two daggers, pictured above WUSA

(CBS/AP) WASH, D.C. - The Transportation Security Administration says officers found two throwing daggers hidden in a hollowed-out book at a checkpoint at Reagan-Washington National Airport.

What could be more suspicious these days than a person with an actual book?

A TSA spokesman says a passenger was stopped Monday when officers found the knives in the person's carry-on bag during X-ray screening, CBS affiliate WUSA reported. The daggers measured just over a half-foot long and were hidden in the hard-cover book.

The passenger was flying to Chicago and surrendered the knives and book.

WUSA reports there are no plans to file charges, since investigators determined the passenger was not a security threat. 

Why the person was transporting the knives hasn't been made clear.


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