HONOLULU (AP) — An airline passenger flying out of Maui checked in with a weapon not often seen in baggage — the barrel of a cannon.
Transportation Security Administration officials confirm they spotted the cannon barrel last week in the checked luggage of a passenger at Kahului (kah-hoo-LOO'-ee) Airport.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/1waHy8G ) reports the cannon barrel was found Oct. 20 in the checked bag of a United Airlines passenger traveling to San Francisco on a late evening flight.
The cannon wasn't loaded.
The TSA says the passenger was cleared to fly but the airline made separate arrangements for transporting the cannon barrel.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com