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In photos: what has US airport security confiscated this week?

Well, for a start, some grenades, guns and knife-combs.

AMERICA’S TRANSPORTATION Security Administration maintains weekly records of the items confiscated by its staff at airport checkpoints across the US.

In the past week alone, the TSA found four throwing knives hidden in bag lining, a sword concealed in a walking cane, and four knives tucked into belt buckles.

On top of that, 28 loaded (and two unloaded) guns were found in passengers’ hand luggage – and 13 stun guns.

In photos: what has US airport security confiscated this week?
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  • A dagger-cum-comb

    (Image: Transportation Security Administration)
  • The TSA says their staff has seen a jump in the number of guns found at airport checkpoints.

    (Image: Transportation Security Administration)
  • As well as a selection of loaded and unloaded firearms, a range of ammunition was also discovered at checkpoints.

    (Image: Transportation Security Administration)
  • A selection of belt buckle knives found by TSA staff.

    (Image: Transportation Security Administration)
  • One of the 30 guns discovered in passengers' hand luggage at US airports last week.

    (Image: Transportation Security Administration)
  • A knife hidden (poorly) among tablets, and a walking cane which doubles as a sword.

    (Image: Transportation Security Administration)
  • An inert M60 grenade handed over ahead of airport screening in Las Vegas. On the right is a separate detonator discovered in Denver.

    (Image: Transportation Security Administration)

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