Passenger Tries to Smuggle Two Box Cutters Concealed in a Shampoo Bottle at Boston’s Logan Airport, TSA Says

Dec. 15, 2020

A passenger tried to conceal two box cutters in a shampoo bottle at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Monday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA officers quickly discovered the contraband at a security checkpoint, according to a spokesman.

“Nice try...but TSA officers at Boston Logan still caught a passenger trying to make a ‘clean’ get away by packing two box cutters in a shampoo bottle,” the official TSA Twitter account posted on Monday morning.

The tweet stated that the Massachusetts State Police responded to the incident and confiscated the items. MassLive has reached out to MSP for comment.

According to TSA guidelines, passengers are allowed to travel with box cutters as well as other sharp objects if they are in checked baggage. However, even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, according to the TSA.

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.


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