DENVER (October 4, 2015) — A wedding gift was no joke to TSA agents checking bags in a screening room at Denver International Airport.
An agent watching an X-ray monitor spotted wax and fuses inside a checked bag at the airport.
TSA said the bride and groom’s names both start with a “T,” so their wedding souvenirs were labeled TNT.
The incident happened Sept. 22.
TSA wrote issued a statement on Instagram that there was a 20-minute evacuation while bomb specialists checked the bag.
They determined that while the wax and fuses were on bottles that said TNT, inside was just bath salts. The bottles were wedding favors for guests.
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#TSATravelTips – 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.”