People Keep Trying to Take Batarangs Onto Airplanes, Despite the TSA's Pleas

"They can be placed in your checked baggage along with your grapple gun, bat-saw, collapsible bat-sword, and other utility belt items," says the TSA.
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Batman with a batarang in 'The Dark Knight'.

Of the multitude of banned objects discovered by the Transportation Security Administration at airports around the country, one odd item continues to show up — a batarang.

Last week, someone tried to take a trio of the Batman weapon onboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport, according to the TSA. 

As it has done in the past, the agency posted a picture of the batarangs to its Instagram account to once again remind travelers the item is not allowed onboard. 

"Passengers are not allowed to bring anything on a plane that resembles a weapon, so anything like a boomerang or anything like that would not be permitted in the airplane cabin," Mike England, a TSA spokesman, told Heat Vision

In a January Instagram post from Salt Lake City International Airport, the TSA said, "Batarangs are becoming more and more common and it’s important that you know they’re prohibited in carry-on bags. They can be placed in your checked baggage along with your grapple gun, bat-saw, collapsible bat-sword, and other utility belt items." 

Below are just a few examples of the numerous batarangs the TSA has confiscated.

 

These #Batarangs were discovered in a carry-on bag at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). While prohibited in carry-on bags, these may be packed in checked luggage. #TSAGoodCatch

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This camouflaged double-bladed folding #Batarang (complete with belt clip) was recently discovered in a carry-on bag at Chicago O’Hare (ORD). #TSAGoodCatch

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#TSAGoodCatch - Another #Batarang was discovered in a carry-on bag. This time it was at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Next time, leave your batarang in the bat cave, #Batman!

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#TSAGoodCatch - Batarangs are becoming more and more common and it’s important that you know they’re prohibited in carry-on bags. They can be placed in your checked baggage along with your grapple gun, bat-saw, collapsible bat-sword, and other utility belt items. These were discovered in a carry-on bag at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

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#TSAGoodCatch - Our officers found some more batarangs this week. This time it was at Boise (BOI) when 4 batarangs were discovered in a carry-on bag. For those not in the know, a batarang is a bat-shaped throwing weapon used by the Caped Crusader.

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#TSAGoodCatch - These #batarangs were discovered in a carry-on bag at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF). While all throwing weapons are prohibited from carry-on bags, they may be packed in checked bags as long as they don’t violate any local laws.

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