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Egyptian arrested for trying to get on a plane with a dagger

Authorities at the Cairo airport arrested an Egyptian man who tried boarding the plane heading to Italy while carrying a dagger

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Authorities at the Cairo airport arrested an Egyptian man who tried boarding the plane heading to Italy while carrying a dagger.

An official security source at Cairo airport said that the passenger has hidden the prohibited dagger inside his suitcase when traveling to Italy. The source added that upon the last checkup of the flight No. 705 heading to Milano, the supervisor of the lounge was suspicious about the luggage of the passenger who works as a merchant.

He added that they placed the suitcase on the scanning machine, where they saw on the screen unidentified opaque objects. Upon opening the suitcase, they found a dagger whose possession is prohibited and can pose a threat to the safety of the aircraft and its passengers.

The passenger has first denied the possession of the dagger saying that his friend asked him to carry it to some other friends in Milano, but at the end, he admitted that it was his.

Major General Fahmy Mujahid, Interior Minister Assistant to the security of the Cairo airport gave directives to fine the passenger and sent him to the prosecution to continue the investigations.