April 19, 2019

USA: Man Waiting For His Flight To Mexico Was Arrested After TSA Found Gun Hidden In DVD Player At JFK International Airport.

USA Today
written by Sara M. Monoiuszko
Friday April 19, 2019

A man was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a handgun hidden inside a DVD player in his luggage.

The TSA announced the arrest in a press release to their website Thursday, saying the gun was hidden in the New York-native's checked bag, which triggered an alarm during security scanning.

"TSA officers spotted a DVD player inside the checked bag. Upon further inspection, TSA officers detected a 9 mm handgun wrapped in aluminum foil that was artfully concealed inside the DVD player," the statement read. "The gun was not loaded."

TSA then contacted Port Authority Police, who found the man waiting for his flight to Mexico.

"Instead of catching his flight, the man was arrested and charged with weapons violations," the statement continued.

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