TSA Agents Find Dagger Hidden Inside Walking Stick At Newark Airport

Dagger in walking stick
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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEWARK, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- Transportation Security Administration screeners found a dagger hidden inside a traveler's walking stick at Newark Airport on Tuesday.

TSA Public Affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein tweeted agents noticed "something unusual" with the stick when it went through an X-ray machine.

They inspected it and discovered the dagger concealed inside.

The owner said the walking stick was a gift and that she had no idea the it was hiding a weapon.

It's been a busy week at Newark Airport where on Monday, a young girl spotted a 15-inch snake on the floor of Terminal C. Port Authority police secured it and took it away.