INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A controversial ruling that would allow some knives on planes is on hold.
The Transportation Security Administration first announced it was easing the ban in early March.
Airline passengers would have been cleared to carry knives with small blades starting Thursday.
Under the plan, knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or shorter and less than a half-inch wide would have been allowed on planes if the blade wasn't fixed or didn't lock.
The TSA says knives are one of the most common items surrendered by passengers at screening points, aside from liquids.
Allowing knives, the agency says, would mean security could focus on more serious threats.
But lawmakers, flight crews, passengers and some airlines argued this sends the wrong message, so the TSA has delayed the ruling.
Some lawmakers said the delay acknowledges that permitting knives on planes is a bad idea.
The Sept. 11 hijackers were believed to have used box cutters to take over four planes.
After that, knives were banned.
Since then, the TSA says, threats have shifted, from hijackings with knives to terrorists trying to bring down planes with bombs.
Right now this is an indefinite delay.
It's unclear as to when the TSA will make another ruling.
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