Man stopped at Syracuse Airport for accidentally checking luggage with inert explosives

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A man with plans to fly from Syracuse to California was not allowed on his flight after he accidentally checked a bag with what appeared to be explosives and other weapons, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Inside the bag he checked at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, TSA officers found two inert blocks of plastic explosives, a knife and an empty magazine for a machine gun.

The man told officers he grabbed the wrong bag while rushing out to the airport.

While the inert explosives don’t have the ability to explode, the TSA warns that explosives, both live or inert, are never allowed on a plane.

On Twitter, a TSA spokesperson says, “HUGE MISTAKE! Explosives, live or inert, are never allowed on a plane. NEVER.”

Syracuse Police, who were also involved in the investigation, say the man is from Fort Drum.

The man ended up re-booking his flight.

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