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Man attempts to bring weapons onto plane at JFK

October 20, 2013 12:30:12 PM PDT
A Long Island man was arrested at Kennedy Airport Saturday when he tried to bring a bag full of weapons onto a plane.

Port Authority police say 29-year-old Timothy Schiavo, Jr. from Patchogue had more than a dozen knives, several pairs of scissors, lighters and matches in his carry-on bag.

Authorities say a TSA worker found the stash of weapons during a security screening at the Terminal 5 screening point.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says Schiavo was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say among the weapons he was carrying was a trench knife, which has metal knuckles on the handle of the blade.


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