A Florida woman was arrested at the Atlantic City International Airport on Saturday after she tried to board a flight with a switchblade in her carry-on.
Angela Ricci, 65, of Beverly Hills, Fla., was going through a checkpoint on her way to a Tampa flight when the knife was found and taken, State Police Lt. Stephen Jones.
State Police, who regularly patrol the airport, were contacted by the TSA.
Ricci told police she had the knife in a bag that she hadn’t used in more than a year, and forgot about it, Jones said. She was given a summons for unlawful possession of a weapon in a secured area, given a court date and released.
There was no impact on airport operations, according to a release from the TSA.
As a reminder, the TSA suggest passengers check their bags before coming to the airport to make sure there are no illegal or prohibited items inside.
Travelers can be fined if they are caught with prohibited items at the airport. In 2012, TSA assessed $3.7 million in civil penalties for weapons found in carry-on bags.
The prohibited items list is on the TSA homepage at www.tsa.gov., where there is also a downloadable app. The “Can I Bring?” feature allows users to type in the item and bring up an explanation on what the security policies are regarding it.