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Police: Tennessee man had loaded rifles in bag at JFK

October 26th, 2013 2:18 pm by Associated Press

Police: Tennessee man had loaded rifles in bag at JFK

This photo provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department shows a case containing two guns after it was seized by police at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK — A Tennessee man checked luggage containing loaded, defaced rifles at New York's Kennedy International Airport, police said Saturday.

Keenan Draughon of Clarksville was arrested Saturday morning trying to board a flight to Charlotte, N.C., after Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police found the weapons. Police spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said Draughon also had high-capacity magazines, which are illegal in New York.

U.S. Transportation Security Administration rules allow only unloaded weapons in checked luggage. No weapons are allowed in carry-on luggage.

Pentangelo said the serial numbers on two rifles were defaced. He said Draughon was also carrying two handguns in his checked luggage.

The 23-year-old Draughon was being held pending an arraignment. It wasn't clear whether he has a lawyer.


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