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Man arrested trying to bring loaded gun onto plane: TSA

TSA agents detected the gun as it went through the carry-on baggage X-ray machine.
The handgun and clip recovered by investigators.Provided

A man was arrested trying to bring a gun onto a plane at John F. Kennedy internationalairport through the X-ray machine, officials have announced.

The suspect, of Wallkill, New York, was caught with the weapon on April 7, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Monday.

"The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine detected the handgun as it passed along the conveyor belt inside the man’s carry-on bag," the TSA said in a press release.

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The gun had 10 bullets, including one in the chamber.

No motive was listed.

Guns can be brought on planes inside properly checked bags, but not in carry-on bags.

 

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