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Leave your Klingon bat’leth at home

Published Jan 29, 2016


Washington - Are you a Klingon travelling across the United States to settle an honour dispute?

The Transport Security Administration would really like you to keep your traditional weapon out of your carry-on bag.

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The agency discovered “a weapon resembling a Klingon bat'leth” - think a dual-edged, crescent shaped scimitar - in a carry-on bag at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, according to a blog post going over some of its most interesting findsof 2015.

Admittedly, the version in the TSA catch seems like it was smaller than the original Star Trek weaponry.

Bladed items are generally allowed in checked bags, but not carry-ons.

The 2015 mini-bat'leth is actually not the first time the agency has caught someone trying to pack something like this in a carry-on - it discovered a similar weapon at LaGuardia in 2012.

And this isn't the only nerdy battle gear the TSA uncovered over the past year.

A surprisingly large number of people tried to bring batarangs - weapons like Batman's bladed boomerangs - on to planes, according to the agency's blog post.

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