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Medford Airport Display Confiscated Item

MEDFORD, Ore. – On Tuesday, TSA and the Medford Airport displayed some items that have been surrendered by passengers as they passed the the gates in the last year.

Items such as knives, a hatchet, and even nun-chucks, have shown up in luggage of those flying out of the Rogue Valley. TSA officials recommend going through luggage to make sure there are no items accidentally left inside.

“I can’t tell you how many times we’ll find a prohibited item inside a bag and the passenger will say hey I completely forgot that was inside my bag,” said Steve Crawford, with the Medford TSA. “We really can’t stress enough the importance of passengers thoroughly checking their carry on bag before they come to the airport.”

Airport officials say that although it is a smaller airport passengers should arrive one and a half to two hours before takeoff.