UPDATED 12/21/11 10:07 a.m.

WASHINGTON (CBS) — A Chicago-bound airline passenger won’t be doing sword fighting anytime soon.

As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti explains, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration says officers at a checkpoint at Reagan-Washington National Airport found daggers hidden in the passenger’s carry-on bag.

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The daggers, which measured just over half a foot long, were hidden in the hard-cover book.

The passenger was forced to surrender the knives, which is allowed when passengers are caught with what could be deadly weapons.

The feds can also levy fines, but so far, none have been issued in this case.

A spokesman for the airport did not immediately return a call for comment.

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