Airport arrest due to ‘artfully concealed knife’

This July 6, 2014 photo provided by the Transportation Security Administration shows a knife concealed inside the bottom lining of a shoe belonging to a passenger at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich. The TSA says airport police responded, took possession of the knife and arrested the passenger. (AP Photo/Transportation Security Administration)

DETROIT (AP) — A man arrested after Detroit airport security agents found a knife concealed inside a shoe in his carry-on luggage told police he believed he wasn’t breaking the law because the weapon had already passed Transportation Security Administration screening at an airport in Alabama.

The 38-year-old suspect’s statement is contained in an airport police investigative report obtained by The Associated Press via a Freedom of Information Act request.

According to the report, a TSA screener says he discovered “an artfully concealed knife” in the lining of the shoe on July 6.

The man told police the same knife, similarly concealed, had not been “discovered or confiscated by the TSA” July 3 at the Huntsville, Alabama, airport.

Prosecutor’s spokeswoman Maria Miller said Friday the suspect hasn’t been charged.

WOOD TV8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s