Pas­sen­ger knife alarm

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

A MEL­BOURNE man vis­it­ing Dar­win says air­port se­cu­rity there needs an over­haul, af­ter he ac­ci­den­tally took a large knife in his back­pack through screen­ing and on to a plane.

Stew­art Stevens ar­rived in the Northern Ter­ri­tory yes­ter­day af­ter fly­ing from Mel­bourne with Vir­gin.

When he un­packed the back­pack he took with him to visit his brother, he found a large fil­let­ing knife un­der his clothes.

Mr Stevens said his back­pack was carry-on lug­gage.

When his son con­tacted the air­port to let au­thor­i­ties know their pro­to­cols had failed, he was brushed aside, Mr Stevens said.

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