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TSA Discover gun inside DVD player at JFK

April 19, 2019 - 10:49 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – TSA officers discovered a Queens man attempting to conceal a handgun inside a DVD player in a checked in bag at John F. Kennedy Airport on Thursday, police say.

According to reports, the suitcase carrying the gun triggered an alarm as it passed through a luggage scanner, alerting officers.

Once the bag was inspected, TSA say they were able to quickly find the weapon wrapped in tinfoil inside a hollowed-out DVD player.

“I can assure you that wrapping it in aluminum foil and then concealing it inside a DVD player isn't the way to go about it.” tweeted TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein.

The suspect, who was set to board a flight to Mexico was arrested by Port Authority police and charged with weapons violations, according to authorities.

His identity has not been released.

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