Samurai sword and bow in carry-on bag at ABIA

Samurai sword and compound bow (TSA's Instagram account)
Samurai sword and compound bow (TSA's Instagram account)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A carry-on bag at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport turned up a Samurai sword and a compound bow — not items you’d expect. While they’re prohibited carry-on items, they are allowed to be packed in checked-in baggage. Check out the picture posted by Transportation Security Administration’s Instagram account.

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Kinda had me wondering if this came from NBC late-night host Seth Meyers’ bag, which brought out all sorts of odd [and very prohibited] items ahead of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. 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. Users 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.

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