Long Island man arrested at JFK with dozens of knives and scissors in carry-on bag

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – An airline passenger was arrested at JFK airport on Saturday for trying to bring a collection of weapons on board.

According to Port Authority Police, 29-year-old Timothy Schiavo Jr. of Patchogue was carrying five pairs of scissors and more than a dozen knives when he was flagged at security. One of the knives included an illegal trench knife attached to a set of brass knuckles.

The bag Schiavo tried getting through the screening station also had a novelty lighter that looked like a handgun.

Schiavo openly told police that he’s a knife collector. The TSA allows passengers to fly with sharp objects including knives and scissors but they must be in checked-in luggage.

Police charged Schiavo with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

The airport made headlines in September when a subcompact machine gun was found in a closet.

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