JFK, LaGuardia, Newark airports make list of TSA ‘good catches’ in 2020

Five of the nation’s top 10 “good catches” in 2020 by the Transportation Security Administration came from the tri-state area’s three main international airports – Newark, JFK and LaGuardia.
The TSA says its officers “discover a wide range of strange, weird and dangerous items” each year.
Among them were 107 Roman candles detected by a TSA officer at LaGuardia Airport in November.
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Also at LaGuardia, two torch-style lighters were detected by officers along with a “homemade container of 9-inch-long PVC pipe with end caps, which resembled a pipe bomb.” It turned out that the item was a homemade humidor for a traveler’s cigars.
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At Newark Liberty, TSA officers detected a long-barreled gun with “a high-powered magazine and an arsenal of ammunition artfully concealed behind the lining of a suitcase during checked baggage screening.”
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At JFK, the No. 2 “good catch” was found last September. It appeared to be an improvised explosive device. According to the TSA:
“The power component was hazardous because the traveler had tampered with and exposed multiple lithium batteries, which created a possible explosive device. The item was determined to be a solar panel wired to the batteries to power the electronic item.”
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  The TSA listed their top "catch" as the marriage between two K-9 handlers at Newark Liberty. Their two dogs participated in their wedding.  
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and Proto participated in the June 2020 wedding of their TSA canine handlers. (TSA)  TSA canines Obelix and Proto participated in the June 2020 wedding of their TSA canine handlers. (TSA)