Akron air passengers surrender weird stuff to TSA

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Transportation Security Administration officials say the number of air passengers attempting to take firearms through airport security checkpoints has risen at Canton-Akron Airport and across the country.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that TSA has created a display of prohibited items as a reminder to people about rules established since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Officials say six passengers have tried to take firearms through security at Canton-Akron this year compared with three in 2013.

TSA officials say most seemingly non-lethal items are surrendered by air passengers who are given the option of returning the items to their car, giving them to someone who is not flying or mailing them home.

Among the stranger items on display are a jar of peanut butter and a cast-iron skillet.
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