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TSA: Man Caught Trying To Conceal Knife Inside Jar Of Mayo At JFK Airport

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The Transportation Security Administration said security screeners at John F. Kennedy Airport caught a man trying to sneak a knife onto a flight by putting it in a full jar of mayonnaise.

TSA Spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said screeners stopped the man Tuesday before he headed on a trip to Mexico City.

Farbstein told 1010 WINS a TSA officer at the airport came upon the discovery when carry-on luggage was being screened.

"One of the TSA officers spotted something very unusual and when they did a closer inspection, it turned out that somebody had pushed his leatherman knife into a full container of mayonnaise," she said.

The hiding spot may not have been the brightest idea, considering TSA rules require liquids and gels, even mayo, to be in a 3.4-ounce or smaller container.

"The mayonnaise jar was larger than that, so ironically he was trying to smuggle a prohibited item inside of another prohibited item," Farbstein said.

The knife was taken from the man, who was not arrested. He was permitted to fly to his destination.

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