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Mortor round found in luggage at Dulles Airport

12:15 PM, Aug 5, 2013   |    comments
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STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- Transportation Security Administration officials say that officers at Washington-Dulles International Airport stopped a man from bringing a 60 mm mortar in his checked baggage on Sunday.

According to officials, TSA officers saw the mortar in his checked baggage and TSA explosives experts responded to the baggage screening are. They determined that the military weapon was inert, say officials.

Officials say the man had just flown into the country. He was passing through Dulles on his way to Denver. He "surrendered the mortar round to TSA," according officials.

Inert weapons are not allowed on aircraft.

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