THIS is the shocking moment a young boy is detained by airport security after his favourite toy guns were spotted in his Mario Bros backpack.
The youngster, 6, was pulled aside at Mexico City International Airport and had his belongings searched in front of security staff.
The incident was filmed and uploaded to TikTok where it’s since received 20.5million views.
The clip was accompanied with the message: “Six-year-old suspected of carrying weapons at the airport!”
In it, the bemused 6-year-old is seen looking on as security guards stand around his two toy guns and take photos with a phone.
The camera pans out to the family’s other bags, which have apparently been checked by officials and marked as “inspected baggage”.
According to local media, the boy was detained by the airport authorities for carrying “suspicious objects” after guards spotted his toy guns.
The boy was carrying his two favourite plastic pistols in his Mario Bros backpack for a family trip to Oaxaca to celebrate his birthday.
Fussy guards then did a full check of the boy’s backpack before making his parents open their cases too.
The family was detained for around 20 minutes before being allowed to board their flight.
A family member said the boy was allowed to take five toys with him on the trip, which he packed at the last minute.
Along with some teddy bears, he also picked out his two favourite plastic guns to take on the trip.