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TSA finds torch full of fuel in bag at Reno airport

Posted at 7:31 PM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 22:31:59-04

TSA agents at Reno-Tahoe International Airport found a torch with plenty of fuel inside a man's carry-on bag recently.

Authorities say the passenger placed it in a pipe with caps and zip-tied it under the lining of his bag.

TSA says while it's OK to take a torch head onto a plane in either a carry-on or checked bag, the fuel is never permitted.