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Pierce Brosnan stopped with 10-inch hunting knife at airport

Áine Fox

Published 06/08/2015 | 02:30

Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan

Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan was stopped by airport security as he tried to board a plane with a knife.

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The 62-year-old was stopped by the US Transportation Security Administration agents with the blade, reportedly a 10-inch hunting knife, in his hand luggage. The knife was confiscated.

He was allowed to continue his journey through Burlington International Airport in Vermont after the issue was resolved, according to Lieutenant Shawn Burke of the local police department.

US airport rules state that sharp objects such as knives, box cutters and scissors longer than four inches must be stored in checked baggage.

It is understood that Brosnan was travelling with his teenage son Paris at the time of the incident.

The actor, a native of Navan, appeared as 007 in four films, including 'GoldenEye' and 'Die Another Day'.

He visited Ireland last month and wrote in an Instagram post: "Goodbye, my sweet home of Ireland, that I can call you now after all these years abroad a wandering."

Irish Independent

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