HOUSTON (KTRK) --Behind a door in Bush Airport's Terminal B is a room few ever see.
"We get a lot of items here at our checkpoints every day."
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We took a peek inside, and found a lot of knives and other things passengers get caught trying to get through TSA security.
Nearly 9 tons of items are confiscated by TSA every year, some 1,500 pounds a month.
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We picked out a few of the most unusual items to show you. We saw flares, lots of live ammo, a credit card knife, a power tool, and even an S&M whip.
Whenever something is found, the checkpoint has to be shut down. Law enforcement is called to make sure the item is not a real threat.
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That, unfortunately, keeps you in line longer.
Some items, like fake grenades, can cause a complete shutdown.
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The big no-no this holiday? Liquids.
A bottle of alcohol or wine for Thanksgiving can cause lots of headaches and delays at the airport.