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TSA reminds travelers what you can, can’t bring through security checkpoints

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The Travel Security Administration pulled back the curtain at the Fort Wayne International Airport Tuesday morning to remind passengers what they can and can’t bring on a plane this travel season.

Memorial day next week marks the beginning of the busy summer travel season for airports across the country.

That’s why TSA officials in Fort Wayne took the time to display prohibited items from sunscreen to knives as a reminder.

The only items missing from the table were seized firearms, TSA Regional Spokesperson Mark Howell said.

In 2018, TSA seized a total of 4,239 guns detected nationwide, which is up from 2017 where that number was around 3,900 guns.

In 2017, officials in Fort Wayne discovered 7 firearms, and in 2018, Fort Wayne TSA workers found 6 guns.

So far this year, TSA in Fort Wayne detected two firearms that individuals tried to bring through the checkpoint.

If you’re not sure what you can or can’t bring on a plane, you can check out the Travel Security Administration’s website. 

Officials also wanted to remind folks that once you surrender an item at the checkpoint, you can’t get it back.

The Indiana State Surplus Office collects all of those items and either destroy the confiscated items or sells them.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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