Man arrested with four guns at New York's Kennedy airport

By REUTERS
October 27, 2013 02:31

A Tennessee man faces six felony weapons charges after police found two rifles, two handguns and high-capacity ammunition in luggage he was trying to check at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, an official said.

Police arrested Keenan Draughon, 23, at about 8 a.m. EDT when the guns and ammunition were spotted during a bag screening, said Joe Pentangelo, spokesman for the Port Authority of New York.

Draughon, who is from Clarksville, Tennessee, was attempting to board a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, Pentangelo said.

He was charged with six counts of criminal possession of weapons, Pentangelo said, although it was not immediately clear why he was carrying the guns.

The .22-caliber rifles, one loaded, were painted over, illegally obscuring the serial numbers, he said.

Handguns are illegal to carry in New York without a permit and the high volume of rifle and handgun ammunition allegedly found in Draughon's bag is also illegal in New York, he said.


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