Pierce Brosnan has been stopped by airport security officials in Vermont for trying to board a US flight carrying a knife. The former 007 star was stopped by agents at Burlington International Airport with a 10-inch hunting knife in his hand luggage. Local police confirmed that Pierce was allowed to continue on his journey once the issue was resolved.
The 62-year-old was reportedly embarrassed and angry when the knife was confiscated by US Transportation Security Administration officials. A ban on knives has been in place following the September 11 attacks, and states that sharp objects must be placed in checked luggage.
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Pierce Brosnan was stopped by airport security officials in Vermont
The incident took place on Sunday. Lieutenant Shawn Burke, from the Burlington Police Department, confirmed that airport officials had told him about Pierce's encounter with the Transportation Security Administration team.
He said the Irish star "was encountered by TSA at one of their checkpoint" and was later allowed to continue his journey. He was travelling at the time with his 14-year-old son Paris, his youngest child with wife Keely Shaye Smith.
Pierce and Keely recently spent time together in his homeland of Ireland, while the actor filmed his upcoming thriller I.T. Pierce stars in the film as a successful book publisher who finds himself pitted against a young disgruntled IT consultant, who uses his knowledge to threaten the author's family and livelihood.
The Irish actor recently shared this photo of wife Keely Shaye Smith
In between filming, Pierce – who grew up in Navan, County Meath – revelled in the chance to show his wife of 14 years some of his favourite childhood spots. "It took me the world to find her," he wrote alongside an Instagram photo of Keely. "And there she was today down the country lane of my childhood memory leaning lovely against the wall…"
As he headed back across the Atlantic last week, once filming had come to a close, Pierce wrote: "Good bye my sweet of home of Ireland that I can call you now after all these years abroad a wandering."