TSA Finds Gun Parts in Stuffed Animals in Child's Carry-on Bag
Gun components found in child's toys (Courtesy: TSA)
As the bag was going through the X-ray checkpoint at T.F. Green International Airport the agent spotted gun components inside a teddy bear, a rabbit and a Mickey Mouse doll.
According to the TSA, the main frame of a .40 caliber firearm in one animal, a firing pin and a magazine carrying two .40 caliber rounds in another animal, and a slide concealed in the third animal.
When put together, the items became a working handgun, said the TSA.
A man who was traveling with his 4-year-old son to Detroit was questioned.
He told authorities he didn't know there were ammunition parts in the toys.
The items were seized and the man and child were allowed to go on their flight to Detroit.
An investigation is continuing, said the TSA.