New York man tried to sneak gun past airport metal detectors – by wrapping it in aluminum foil

A New York man has been arrested for trying to smuggle a handgun onto a plane by wrapping it in aluminum foil and placing it inside his checked bag.

TSA workers discovered the weapon hidden inside a DVD player in the suitcase when it passed through metal detectors and set them off at JFK International Airport in NYC on Saturday. The firearm wasn’t loaded.

TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein mocked the accused suspect on Twitter. ‘Want to travel with a gun,’ she tweeted. ‘I can assure you that wrapping it in aluminum foil and then concealing it inside a DVD player isn’t the way to go about it… C’mon man!’

TSA officials arrested the unidentified man from Queens, New York, after he tried to smuggle a gun aboard a plane inside a DVD player inside a checked bag

TSA officials arrested the unidentified man from Queens, New York, after he tried to smuggle a gun aboard a plane inside a DVD player inside a checked bag

TSA officials arrested the unidentified man from Queens, New York, after he tried to smuggle a gun aboard a plane inside a DVD player inside a checked bag

The suitcase containing the 9 mm handgun triggered the metal detectors in the luggage scanners

The suitcase containing the 9 mm handgun triggered the metal detectors in the luggage scanners

The suitcase containing the 9 mm handgun triggered the metal detectors in the luggage scanners

TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein mocked the alleged gun owner on Twitter

TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein mocked the alleged gun owner on Twitter

TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein mocked the alleged gun owner on Twitter

After TSA officials alerted Port Authority Police about the weapon, they tracked town the presumed owner at the gate waiting for his flight to Mexico.

‘Instead of catching his flight, the man was arrested and charged with weapons violations,’ the TSA said.

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