The bunch of flowers had a hidden weapon among the stems.
The bunch of flowers had a hidden weapon among the stems.

Disturbing find in bunch of flowers

IT MAY look like a harmless bunch of flowers. But this posy was enough to spark a security frenzy after an illegal object was found hidden in the stems.

A passenger flying through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in the US last month was stopped at the baggage check when a concealed knife was found embedded in flower stems.

The traveller was trying to bring the bunch of flowers in their carry-on but was stopped during a routine screening.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shared the photo of the flowers on Instagram, turning the serious offence into a comical poem.

"Roses are red, Violets are blue," the caption read.

"A knife hidden in your flowers can't be carried through. So, pack it in your checked bag along with your oversized shampoo."

The post received 26,000 likes and more than 1000 comments.

The flowers were found during a baggage check at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The flowers were found during a baggage check at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The passenger will reportedly face a civil penalty for trying to take a concealed weapon on-board the aircraft.

According to the TSA website, knives are allowed on flights in checked bags. Plastic and butter knives are the only kinds allowed in carry-on luggage.

This article originally appeared on Fox News and was reproduced with permission