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 Airport.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser 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.
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