The American security services were surprised when they caught a man at Baltimore airport with a rocket launcher in his luggage. And they probably looked even stranger when they heard his explanation: he had brought the weapon from Kuwait “as a souvenir”.
It was the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) – which oversees the safety of travelers in the United States – that announced the unusual news of rocket launcher.
The man concerned from Jacksonville, Texas was stopped at the Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marschall Airport. After the discovery of the military weapon, the TSA brought in the airport police, who took the man for questioning.
The man said he was in the army and came home from a mission in Kuwait. The rocket launcher was “a souvenir” he had brought with him.
The weapon was seized, but the man was allowed to continue his journey home later.