Airport officials declare tiny toy gun a safety threat


Ken Lloyd, a Canadian, went to England and purchased a toy soldier at the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Camp in Dorset. The soldier was holding a 3-inch replica of an SA80 rifle. When he tried to bring the soldier back with him to Canada, airport security officials at Gatwick airport told him that he was not allowed to bring the "firearm" onto the plane. He had to snap the gun off of the toy soldier and mail it to his home in Canada.

Airport security officials brand three inch toy gun "firearm"