TSA agents find pen gun inside passenger’s luggage at Logan Airport

A covert pen gun was found inside a passenger’s luggage at Logan Airport on Saturday.

A spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration said the unloaded .22-caliber gun was inside the luggage of a passenger traveling to Oregon. The item was discovered around 1:30 p.m. Saturdya during a routine screening of carry-on luggage.

TSA notified Massachusetts State Police, which responded to the security checkpoint and interviewed the traveler. The man was ultimately allowed to continue to his flight.

I can confirm that on Saturday, August 13 around 1:30 p.m., TSA officers discovered an unloaded .22 caliber pen knife firearm in the carry-on luggage of a male passenger ticketed for travel to Portland International Airport in Oregon. The item was discovered during the routine X-ray screening of carry-on luggage.

Lorie Danksers, a TSA spokesperson, said the gun is a single-shot pistol, which “folds open like a ‘Transformers’ toy” to reveal a tiny trigger.

“Kudos to the TSA officers on duty who spotted this image on the X-ray screen, ensuring this potential security threat did not make it onboard the aircraft,” Dankers said in a statement.

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