What NOT to bring through airport security

Posted at 1:40 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 18:47:32-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla-- With the busy holiday travel season in full swing, the Transportation Security Administration is reminding airport travelers about what they can and cannot bring through the security checkpoint.

So far this year, TSA at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has intercepted more than 8,000 pounds of prohibited items that travelers have tried to bring through security.

Some of the items, on display Friday, included things like knives, nunchucks, sparklers, brass knuckles, even a deactivated grenade.

"Most of them truly did forget," said Chief Roy Liddicot with the Broward County Sheriff's Office. "They didn't check their bag. They forgot to look through it. Their bag was being use for a camping trip and they didn't clean it."

The Broward Sheriff's Office says it has also confiscated more than 43 loaded guns from the checkpoints at the Fort Lauderdale Airport.

TSA has confiscated about 18 guns at Palm Beach International Airport.

Law enforcement reminds travelers that firearms are only allowed in checked baggage and must be unloaded and properly packed and declared.

According to, some of the prohibited items include explosives/flammables, firearms, sharp objects and certain sporting goods and self defense items.

The airport also reminds the public to review the rules for using drones, especially if you are near an airport.