Police: 007 actor Brosnan stopped at airport with knife

Pierce Brosnan
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2015 file photo, Pierce Brosnan attends the Press Room at the 67th Annual DGA Awards, in Los Angeles. Police say former James Bond actor Brosnan has been stopped at a Vermont airport security checkpoint because of a knife he was carrying. Burlington Police Department Lt. Shawn Burke says airport authorities told him about Brosnan's encounter with Transportation Security Administration agents. He said Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, that police wouldn't be called to Burlington International Airport for such an incident and they don't have a report on it. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police say former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has been stopped at a Vermont airport security checkpoint because of a knife he was carrying.

Burlington Police Department Lt. Shawn Burke says airport authorities told him about Brosnan’s encounter with Transportation Security Administration agents. He says Brosnan “was encountered by TSA at one of their checkpoints” and was allowed to proceed after the issue was resolved.

He said Tuesday that police wouldn’t be called to Burlington International Airport for such an incident and they don’t have a report on it. A TSA agent said he hadn’t heard about it.

The Irish-American actor played secret agent 007 in movies including “GoldenEye” and “Die Another Day.” He also starred in “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” His publicist hasn’t returned messages seeking comment.

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