The sword cane measured 24-inches in length according to a photo of the weapon tweeted by TSA Public Affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein.
The sword was discovered by a TSA officer at the checkpoint after the cane went through the X-ray monitor. The man carrying the unique item reportedly told TSA officials he had purchased the cane at an antique store and was unaware that there was a sword inside.
The Port Authority Police arrested the man on weapons charges.
The unidentified traveler is by far not the first person to try to bring a blade concealed inside a cane onto a flight. In fact, the TSA has a helpful one-minute video dedicated to how to double-check whether or not your cane has a sword inside.