Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport detected a missile launcher in a man’s checked luggage. 

TSA officers immediately contacted airport police who tracked down the traveler and detained him for questioning. The man, a resident of Jacksonville, Texas, told officials that he was an active military personnel traveling home from Kuwait and he wanted to keep the missile launcher as a souvenir.

Military weapons are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags. Fortunately the item was not a live device, the statement says. It was confiscated and handed over to the state fire marshal for safe disposal. The man was permitted to catch his flight.