TSA to Allow Pocket Knives, Small Bats on Planes Again

BANGOR - Beginning next month, small pocket knives and novelty bats will once again be allowed  in carry-ons aboard airplanes.
New TSA regulations will allow for small knives with non-locking blades.  Toy bats, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, billiard cues, and a maximum of two golf clubs, will also be allowed.
The changes will go into effect April 25th... as part of an overall risk-based security approach, to let security officers better focus on finding higher threat items, such as explosives.  Still prohibited are razor blades and box cutters, and full-size baseball, softball and cricket bats.
Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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