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Traveler with knife in shoe nabbed at Salt Lake City Int'l Airport

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Sep 28, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — In case travelers wonder why airport security checkpoints are still necessary, a stark reminder came out of Salt Lake City on Tuesday.

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The Transporation Security Administration shared a photo of a knife they say a passenger attempted to bring on board a flight leaving Salt Lake City International Airport.

According to a TSA tweet, the knife was discovered in the passenger's shoe and measured over 5 inches when fully extended.

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"Good reminder as to why you're asked to remove your shoes during screening," the agency wrote.