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Security investigation at Dublin airport after passenger boards plane with knife

Security investigation at Dublin airport after passenger boards plane with knife

An investigation was launched by security officials at Dublin airport after a passenger boarded an aircraft with a knife.

The passenger, who was flying with the Germanwings airline, informed staff that he had accidentally carried the blade on board in his laptop bag, last week.

A spokeswoman from Dublin Airport told the Irish Independent that it was a one-off incident and an "inadvertent error".

It is not known how the man carried it through the extensive checks unnoticed.

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) said it has a policy not to not comment in detail on security matters.