Woman with machete in carry-on stopped at LaGuardia Airport: TSA official

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A woman tried to bring a machete through a security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport on Oct. 17, 2021, a TSA official said. (Credit: TSA/Twitter)

QUEENS, N.Y. — TSA officers stopped a woman who tried to bring a machete through a security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport on Sunday, an official said.

The unidentified woman had the machete in her carry-on bag, according to TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein.

The woman allegedly told TSA agents she didn’t know it was in her bag, Farbstein said in a tweet on Monday.

Port Authority Police confiscated the machete and issued the woman a summons. She was allowed to board her flight, Farbstein said.

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