The next time you get caught trying to sneak a full-size bottle of shampoo or, say, a pipe bomb in your carry-on past baggage screeners at the airport, take comfort in the fact probably you will not miss your flight.
You're gonna get the stink eye but nothing more. You'll be on your merry way. Don't believe me? Just ask Skylar Murphy.
The 18-year-old resident of Spruce Grove, Alta., an Edmonton bedroom community, was headed to an international flight last fall when, according to court documents, the uniformed screeners employed by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) discovered black powder and a pipe bomb in his carry-on bag, The Canadian Press reports.
We're not talking about some thoughtlessly packed nail clippers or a bottle of water purchased outside the price-gouging confines of the pre-flight security cordon. It was a bomb, or at least the makings of one.
The screener confiscated Murphy's explosives but the teen was allowed to board his flight on Sept. 20.
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