Make sure your carry-ons are TSA approved - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Make sure your carry-ons are TSA approved

Posted: Updated:

NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY - As Americans begin to travel home from their holiday weekends, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is making sure people know what exactly is allowed in their carry on bags.

Reporter Jaclyn Selesky learned today how the TSA is using social media to get the word out, especially because today is the busiest day for people traveling home.

All day today, a TSA representative tweeted out pictures of prohibited items that travelers tried to get through the security checkpoints at Newark Liberty International. Some of the items confiscated by the TSA included knives, a gun, scissors, and even a crossbow.

TSA officials say they'll give the passenger the option to return the prohibited item to their car, hand it off to the person who dropped them off at the airport, mail it to their final destination, or surrender it to the TSA.

There have definitely been some unconventional items people tried to carry onto their flight, like a machete found at the Atlanta airport, a cattle prod in Chicago, a chainsaw filled with gasoline at an airport in Alaska, and a grenade found in Richmond, Virginia. 

A good tip to know: different airlines do have different rules on a number of items, but in general if it's allowed by the TSA, it should be okay with the airline.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • Energy Northwest Siren Testing

    Energy Northwest Siren Testing

    Energy Northwest Siren Testing

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-10-18 17:21:10 GMT

    Emergency response officials from Benton and Franklin Counties, Energy Northwest and the Department of Energy, will conduct annual siren tests Thursday, October 18, between 10 a.m. and noon. Testing will include sirens along the Columbia and Yakima rivers and in portions of both Benton and Franklin counties within about 10 miles of Columbia Generating Station.

    More >>

    Emergency response officials from Benton and Franklin Counties, Energy Northwest and the Department of Energy, will conduct annual siren tests Thursday, October 18, between 10 a.m. and noon. Testing will include sirens along the Columbia and Yakima rivers and in portions of both Benton and Franklin counties within about 10 miles of Columbia Generating Station.

    More >>
  • What is Initiative 1639?

    Thursday, October 18 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-10-18 16:55:41 GMT

    A vote in favor of this initiative would change several requirements for purchasing and owning semi-automatic rifles. 

    More >>

    A vote in favor of this initiative would change several requirements for purchasing and owning semi-automatic rifles. 

    More >>
  • Walla Walla Heritage Park new plans in the making

    Walla Walla Heritage Park new plans in the making

    Thursday, October 18 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-10-18 04:02:07 GMT
    WALLA WALLA: Take a step down Main Street in Walla Walla, and it's a sight for family members to enjoy each others company or for locals to experience what the town has to offer. But-Imagine a park right in the middle to make it all the more enjoyable. Wednesday locals, City Council members and city planners all came together to discuss what's been in the making for Heritage Park. Many people say the layout of it right now (What's been there since the 90's)  poses some safety co...More >>
    WALLA WALLA: Take a step down Main Street in Walla Walla, and it's a sight for family members to enjoy each others company or for locals to experience what the town has to offer. But-Imagine a park right in the middle to make it all the more enjoyable. Wednesday locals, City Council members and city planners all came together to discuss what's been in the making for Heritage Park. Many people say the layout of it right now (What's been there since the 90's)  poses some safety co...More >>