ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A man is facing charges after security officials at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport found knives in his carry-on bag.
Airport spokeswoman Amanda DeHaven says Transportation Security Administration screeners found the weapons Wednesday while conducting additional screening of the man and his baggage.
DeHaven tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1jyrCSP ) that the additional screening was prompted by an expired driver’s license that the man showed at a boarding checkpoint.
DeHaven says an X-ray search found multiple bladed weapons, including a straight-edge razor and a throwing knife, in the bag.
Roanoke police spokesman Scott Leamon says airport officers also found a stun gun in the man’s possession.
Airport police charged 40-year-old Michael Shane Burns with carrying prohibited items. Burns also was charged by Roanoke police with simple assault and resisting arrest.
Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com
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