WWI Artillery Shells Confiscated From 2 Teens at O'Hare Airport

Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 09:27 AM

By Nick Sanchez

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Two WWI artillery shells were confiscated from the luggage of two teenagers by TSA baggage screeners at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Monday.

Chicago police and the FBI cleared out the baggage room upon making the discovery, but soon discovered the military-grade shells were inert and posed no threat, NBC Chicago reports.

TSA spokesman Jim McKinney said the 17- and 16-year-old traveling with the shells were returning from a school field trip to London, and were detained on their layover. They were bound for Seattle.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

McKinney tweeted a picture of the shells on Wednesday, along with a note about TSA policies.



The minors told authorities they had obtained what experts believe to be French 77 mm shells from a WWI artillery range. The press was not told just how they were obtained, however the minors were not charged, and were allowed to complete their journey after the shells were confiscated.

"As a reminder, large munitions are not permitted to be brought on board airplanes, in carry-on or checked baggage," TSA said in a statement. "Small arms ammunition, including under .75 caliber and shotgun shells, can be packed in checked baggage in accordance with airline policies."



Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved