Irish actor has a hunting knife confiscated in US airport


We’ve all been there at some point, the frustration mounting when you just can’t get your bag to close and you have to leave the house 30 minutes ago. It can be a bit stressful, and you feel like you cannot sacrifice even one item or else the whole thing is ruined.

Well, it seems that celebrities can identify with our pain.

62-year old actor Pierce Brosnan was attempting to catch a flight from Vermont with his son Paris, 14, when they were stopped by airport security.

The Daily Mail Online reports that Pierce was taken aside when a weapon showed up during a baggage scan.

The Mamma Mia actor was reportedly carrying a large hunting knife when TSA officials stopped him from proceeding through security.

An eyewitness has said that Pierce was “furious” when questioned about the knife. It was supposedly five inches when folded but when extended proved to be ten inches in length.

The seasoned Irish actor was reportedly shocked at the turn of events and was apparently overheard saying to his son “I can’t believe they’re doing this.”

It is thought he was travelling to Detroit and reports say he was spotted whispering to the officer before they confiscated the knife. It doesn’t seem like celebrity status was enough to get him out of a second screening with security officials.

Following his second round of questions from TSA officials it seems Pierce was then allowed to continue to the gate with his son to board their flight.

As of yet there has been no comment from Pierce’s camp regarding the airport incident.

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