Man cited for knife in carry-on

Central Point resident said he forgot it was in the bag

Medford police cited a Central Point man on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon after Transportation Security Administration officers at the Medford airport found an 8-inch hunting knife in his carry-on bag Sunday night.

Michael Wayne Terry, 30, of the 1900 block of Sunrise Way in Central Point, had the weapon — called a trench knife — in his backpack while on his way through security to his Las Vegas-bound flight at 7:17 p.m. He told police that he had forgotten the weapon was there.

"He thought he had removed it from the bag," Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said. "It's a double-edged knife, which makes it a dagger, which makes it illegal to conceal."

Medford ordinance and state statutes say any person carrying a concealed "dirk, dagger or icepick" is committing a Class B misdemeanor, Budreau explained.

Additionally, the weapon is prohibited as a carry-on item by the Transportation Security Administration, but TSA officials said that such weapons can be checked at the ticket counter. (This sentence has been corrected for accuraccy.)

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