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A Texas man was stopped at the airport in Maryland on Monday when he was checked in.

Transportation Security Administration officials

The man, who is stolen from the TSA, is from Jacksonville, Texas, and

He said he was returning from Kuwait, and "he wanted to keep the missile launcher as a souvenir," TSA said in a statement .

The TSA said: "the agency added."

The TSA said the device was not live and was turned off.

Tweeted "Perhaps he should have picked up a keychain instead!"

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