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Mich. AG says no knives at airports
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan's Attorney General is taking issue with a new a protocol to allow knives in airports.
The TSA recently announced that small knives and other items are OK on airplanes, but Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says not so fast.
The TSA says beginning April 1st travelers will be allow to carry small folding knives on airplanes.
Souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment also will be permitted.
Right now knives are illegal at Michigan airports and Schuette says it's going to stay that way.
A 2001 Michigan law bans knives with any blade length in secure airport areas and that law trumps the new TSA rule.
A TSA spokesman says despite that law agents will follow the new protocol starting next month even here in Michigan.
There's no word yet on what might happen if police catch you with knives in the secured area of Michigan's airports.