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94-year-old Brooklyn man tries to sneak a loaded gun onto a plane at LaGuardia

November 28, 2014 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
TSA officers found this .38 clipped on a 94-year-old man’s belt as he attempted to get through a checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport this past Wednesday.  Photo courtesy of TSA
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A 94-year-old Brooklyn man was found to be packing heat when he entered a body scanner at a checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport early on Wednesday, Nov. 26 – one of the busiest travel days of the year.

The man was stopped by TSA officers after they detected a .38 caliber handgun clipped to his belt at the small of his back.

The TSA said in a statement that the gun was loaded with six rounds.

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TSA officers contacted the Port Authority Police who confiscated the firearm. TSA said there was “no impact to airport operations.”

According to FOX17, the passenger, Perry Berger, has a full-carry permit for the gun and was not arrested.

TSA says travelers who bring firearms to the checkpoint are subject to penalties of up to $11,000.

Also on Nov. 26, a Queens man was arrested at JFK after TSA officers opened two of the man’s checked bags and found two crossbows, three starter pistols, two BB guns (including a BB rifle), a stun gun, handcuffs and several arrows.

The man was arrested on weapons charges.


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