Moment man finds hacksaw on flower pot in airport departure lounge

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Bizarre moment passenger finds a hacksaw sitting on a flower pot in an airport departure lounge

  • Geoff Aitken, 41, from Bray, Berkshire, was shocked to see the huge bladed tool 
  • Recorded it inside the lounge before his easyJet flight from Amsterdam to Luton
  • Mr Aitken pointed to another passenger, who got a member of staff to remove it

This is the bizarre moment a passenger found a hacksaw on a flower pot in an airport departure lounge in a major ‘security breach’.

Geoff Aitken, 41, from Bray, Berkshire, was shocked to see the bladed tool sitting by the huge plant at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam.

The Vice President for a technology consulting firm was shooting a video in the packed lounge before his easyJet flight to Luton when he spotted the hacksaw.

Geoff Aitken, 41, from Bray, Berkshire, was shocked to see the bladed tool (pictured) sitting by the huge plant at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam

Geoff Aitken, 41, from Bray, Berkshire, was shocked to see the bladed tool (pictured) sitting by the huge plant at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam

He said: ‘I looked over and I could barely believe what I was seeing. After all the metal detectors and scanners, there was a full sized hacksaw just resting on a giant flower pot.’

He added: ‘I did not know what to do, apart from not take my eyes of it in case it did fall into the wrong hands, I also did not want to pick it up and look like it was mine and cause a major alert so was torn in what to do.’

Mr Aitken pointed to another waiting passenger, who went to get a member of staff to remove the blade.

The Vice President for a technology consulting firm was shooting a video

He was in the packed lounge before his easyJet flight to Luton when he spotted the hacksaw

The Vice President for a technology consulting firm was shooting a video in the packed lounge before his easyJet flight to Luton when he spotted the hacksaw (left and right)

Mr Aitken pointed to another waiting passenger, who went to get a member of staff to remove the blade (pictured)

Mr Aitken pointed to another waiting passenger, who went to get a member of staff to remove the blade (pictured)

This drew the attention of other flyers who were astounded by the discovery.

But Mr Aitken still had numerous questions regarding whose hacksaw it was and why it was there at around 3.25pm on September 18.

He tweeted easyJet and Schiphol, saying: ‘How’s this for a #securitybreach at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.’

He tweeted easyJet and Schiphol, saying: 'How's this for a #securitybreach at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam'

He tweeted easyJet and Schiphol, saying: ‘How’s this for a #securitybreach at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam’

Schiphol replied: 'We want to thank you for your alertness. Our security staff are currently investigating how this could have happened. 'This situation should not have occurred, our security staff has seized the saw and secured the perimeter'

Schiphol replied: ‘We want to thank you for your alertness. Our security staff are currently investigating how this could have happened. ‘This situation should not have occurred, our security staff has seized the saw and secured the perimeter’

Schiphol replied: ‘We want to thank you for your alertness. Our security staff are currently investigating how this could have happened.

‘This situation should not have occurred, our security staff has seized the saw and secured the perimeter.’

easyJet also tweeted: I’m really sorry about this. I will make sure to pass on your feedback, so this can be looked into internally.’

The airline later added: Thanks very much for passing this on Geoff. I’ll get this fed back to the team now. Thanks.’

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