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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.
Batman with a batarang in 'The Dark Knight'.   |   Warner Bros./Photofest
"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.

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.

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