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Gazette Premium Content TSA finds credit-card knives in RI, NH, elsewhere

Associated Press Updated: June 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal Transportation Security Administration says its agents have been finding a growing number of credit-card knives at inspection checkpoints, including in Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

The TSA describes a credit-card knife as a weapon that fits in a wallet and is slightly thicker than a credit card. The blade either unfolds or pulls out into a knife.

The agency said late Friday that agents discovered 61 credit-card knives at checkpoints this week, including two at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, and one at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The TSA says some passengers simply forget that they have credit-card knives after tucking them in their wallets.

The agency reminds travelers to check their bags and other belongings for prohibited items before going to the airport.

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