HONOLULU (AP) — An airline passenger flying out of Maui checked in with a weapon not often seen in baggage — the barrel of a cannon.

Transportation Security Administration officials confirm they spotted the cannon barrel last week in the checked luggage of a passenger at Kahului  Airport.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the cannon barrel was found Oct. 20 in the checked bag of a United Airlines passenger traveling to San Francisco on a late evening flight.

The cannon wasn’t loaded.

The TSA says the passenger was cleared to fly but the airline made separate arrangements for transporting the cannon barrel.

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