LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers have found 13 knives in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to board a flight in the Washington area.

TSA spokesman Kawika Riley says an officer operating an X-ray machine at Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport last week noticed something suspicious in the man’s luggage. A search turned up the knives, including switchblades and a butterfly knife.

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Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman Sgt. Kirk Perez says Amr Gamal Shedid, 25, of Baltimore was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, interfering with security procedures and having an unauthorized weapon in an airport. He says Shedid, who was headed to Minnesota, stated that he collects knives.

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Riley says officers often find knives and guns at checkpoints, but the number of weapons was unusual.

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