Steak knife confiscated from carry-on at Sac Int'l. | News
SACRAMENTO, CA - A security checkpoint at Sacramento International Airport was closed for a short time Monday morning as authorities investigated a suspicious item in a passenger's carry-on bag.
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Sharon Chow said Transportation Security Administration employees first believed the item was a comb and the man who had it in his carry-on was cleared to go onto to his flight gate. However, employees reconsidered and thought the item could be a knife.
Chow said the man was located and his bag re-checked. The item turned out to be a steak knife.
TSA and Sacramento County deputies determined the contraband was an accident and man was allowed to board his flight.
According to Chow, the checkpoint was closed for about 20 minutes at about 8:50 a.m. but no passengers missed their flights.