JFK AIRPORT (PIX11) – A Central Pennsylvania man was arrested Wednesday after trying to pass through security with a loaded handgun and a martial arts weapon.
TSA officers stopped the man, from Lebanon County, PA, after he took off his vest and put it in one of the plastic bins before walking through the X-ray machine.
Inside his vest pocket was a loaded .32 caliber handgun with five rounds, according to TSA officials. Along with the handgun, the man was also armed with a “cat eye-knuckles martial arts weapon” which appeared in the X-ray image.
Port Authority police arrested the man, who was ticketed to fly to Los Angeles, and confiscated the weapons.
He now faces state weapons charges.
This is the third firearm that the TSA has found at JFK this year, according to officials.