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Man learns he was living with scissors in abdomen for 15 years after walking through metal detector

By Mason White 9:48 AM September 20, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man who went through a metal detector at an airport in Saudi Arabia, was shocked to learn that he had a pair of scissors in his abdomen for many years.

The incident unfolded after the man, who was not identified, came from Nigeria, in order to attend the Hajj pilgrimage.

At the airport in Jeddah, the man went through the metal detection machine. He was told to get rid of all metal items.

After putting his electronics and metals into a basket, he went throughout the metal detector, and it kept beeping. The man was taken to a hospital, and an x-ray showed large scissors in his abdomen.

The man said that he underwent surgery about 15 years ago, but never had any pain despite the fact that the surgical scissors were in his abdomen.