Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Man Found With Weapons At Airport

Authorities say they've arrested a man who had a loaded handgun and two knives in his carry-on baggage at an upstate New York airport.

The Transportation Security Administration says the .38-caliber revolver, a 9-inch knife and a utility knife were found in the man's bag during screening at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport in Chemung County.

Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss says 53-year-old Michael Rinehart of Tioga, Pa., was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon and may also face federal charges.

Moss says Rinehart told deputies and FBI agents he forgot the gun and knives were in his bag when he went to board a Detroit-bound US Airways flight Monday morning. Authorities have ruled out terrorism.

Rinehart was released on $100,000 bail. He's due back in court Jan. 3.

No comments:

Post a Comment