A wedding gift was no joke to TSA agents checking bags in a screening room at Denver International Airport.

5 October 2015 / security

What was intended to be a funny wedding favor was no laughing matter for the TSA when they were checking bags in a screening room at Denver International Airport. 

One dynamite couple sparked a 20-minute evacuation at the Denver International Airport when a TSA agent spotted what looked like bottles of TNT in a passenger’s checked luggage. Turns out the potential explosives were actually wedding favors -- bath salts meant to be added to warm water, packaged with faux fuses and labeled “TNT,” a play on the couple’s initials, which both begin with T, according to the TSA. 

TSA wrote issued a statement on Instagram: "Be mindful of what you’re traveling with and what it might appear as on an X-ray monitor. These novelty bottles of bath salts topped with wax-covered lids and fuses were discovered in a checked bag at the Denver International Airport (DEN) and resulted in a 20-minute evacuation while bomb specialists cleared the items. What looked like possible explosives were just wedding souvenirs. The bride and groom’s names both start with "T"; thus "TNT.”


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