24 Dec '11, 4am

US woman says airport security confiscated frosted cupcake (via ST iPhone App)

US woman says airport security confiscated frosted cupcake (via ST iPhone App)

A TSA agent said the cupcake's frosting was 'gel-like' enough to constitute a security risk. -- THE NEW PAPER FILE PHOTO: MOHD ISHAK PEABODY, Massachusetts (AP) - A woman says an airport security officer in Las Vegas confiscated her frosted cupcake because he thought the icing on it could be explosive. Ms Rebecca Hains tells WCVB-TV the Transportation Security Administration agent took her cupcake, telling her its frosting was 'gel-like' enough to constitute a security risk. The TSA has restrictions on taking liquids and gels onto flights to prevent them from being used as explosives. Ms Hains says she had passed through security at Boston's Logan International Airport with two cupcakes packaged in jars. But she says she was stopped on Wednesday on her return from Las Vegas with one of them. TSA spokesman Nico Melendez says the agency is reviewing the situation. He says pa...

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