TSA officer grabs smoking bag before it explodes

Posted at 11:43 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 13:45:35-04

(TSA) A quick-thinking security officer was caught on camera preventing a major mishap at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

In the newly-released video from July 20, you can see a passenger at a checkpoint notice smoke coming from a piece of luggage and yelling out for help.

That’s when lead TSA Officer Darrell Wade grabs the bag and takes it to a safe area outside of the terminal.

Wade notified local law enforcement officers who quickly responded and determined the item was a vape battery that malfunctioned.

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Smoking bag at TSA checkpoint
Smoking bag at TSA checkpoint