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Credit card knives starting to pop-up at Sunport

Created: 01/26/2014 10:40 PM
By: Jen Samp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Travelers at the Albuquerque Sunport are trying to get weapons on planes that are as thin and as little as a credit card.

TSA.gov reports they found two credit card knives on the first week of January. The next week, they found one more, and the week after, two more credit card knives were confiscated at the security gates.

"Anytime you want to fly, you want to be safe. It's scary enough to get in the air like that, but you want to feel safe no matter what," traveler Silvia Cordova said.

These knives are not part of any black market operation.

KOB 4 simply went on Amazon and found credit card knives selling for as little as $8.

YouTube videos can teach anyone how to use it and put it together.

TSA agents say they are finding them in wallets and they do not know the reason behind it.

"It's always the next thing; you never know what's going to happen. You know what I mean? From shoes to whatever," traveler Nathan Garcia said.

TSA members say credit card knives are easy to spot through a monitor, but ask travelers to check their carry-on bags so these weapons are not accidentally packed.


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