In the early morning hours of Friday, August 8th, an American woman attempted to board a plane to Newark, New Jersey from the international terminal in Copenhagen, Denmark, carrying a bag of yarn and pointy weapons that she was attempting to disguise as knitting needles.
An alert airlines gate agent was credited with thwarting the attempt to terrorize passengers and flight crew with 8.5 hours of aggressive knitting and purling by convincing the unidentified woman to voluntarily hand over her weapons without a struggle.
Authorities have posted this photo at all international airport terminals throughout Europe as a warning to passengers to stay alert for similar attempts to incite knitting mayhem.
one end of a double-pointed weapon cleverly disguised as a circular size 4 knitting needle
An anonymous source close to this story reports that the woman in question subsequently boarded her Continental Airlines flight without incident and was handed the item pictured below, complete with serrated edge.
Although the woman later threatened to use this item on the bio-hazard passenger who coughed for eight hours into her left ear, no outbreaks of violence were reported.