Pa. man busted with loaded gun at JFK

GUN-COURT-LAW-LEGAL

NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say a Pennsylvania man bound for Los Angeles was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport after he tried to pass through security with a loaded handgun and a pair of brass knuckles.

The Queens district attorney’s office says Richard Forti, 55, of Annville, was arrested Wednesday morning on criminal possession of a weapon charges. It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

The weapons were discovered in the Lebanon County man’s vest when an alarm went off as it went through an X-ray scanner during a pre-flight security check.

Authorities say the semi-automatic pistol had five rounds of ammunition in the magazine.

If convicted, Forti faces up to 25 years in prison.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus