Port Authority Police Arrest Man With Gun Clip At LaGuardia Airport

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police at LaGuardia Airport arrested a man Friday who was caught trying to board a plane with a gun clip in his carry-on bag.

The Transportation Security Administration said one of its officers spotted the clip with seven .45-caliber bullets in it on Thursday as the man was trying to board a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina.

The TSA confiscated the ammunition and discovered the man had an outstanding warrant. Port Authority police officers arrested him on a state charge.

Federal laws bar passengers from carrying weapons or ammunition in carry-on luggage. Passengers can sometimes transport them in checked luggage.

Are authorities doing enough to keep people safe at the airport?  Share your thoughts in the comments section…

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  • thor's shammer

    i’ll bet after he “lawyered up” he said “i didn’t know i had it” or “it wasn’t mine.” somewhere another village is not missing it’s idiot. wake up people somebody tried to destroy a plane by carrying a device in sneakers. good for the tsa for taking another bad guy off the streets. wish his cell would be 4 foot in diameter with no privileges/perks.

  • Ron

    Since when does TSA run warrant checks ? They are not law enforcement and have no access to run such a check !

    • karlson

      TSA is part of Homeland Security. They can do whatever they want.

  • Ahmed

    I’m surprised the TSA didn’t try to steal it.

  • Junkpunch

    Ummm, the rounds in the clip could have been detonated, genius

  • http://angelabeegle.wordpress.com angelabeegle

    Um. He had a clip, not a gun. And his arrest had to do with an outstanding warrant, not the clip itself. Be fair. The clip was not a threat in and of itself.

    • joshsucks

      You failed to read the law which says ammunition is prohibited, not just weapons. How do you know the magazine, which contained live rounds was not a threat? What if there was a weapon cached somewhere on board?

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