Police: Man arrested with hatchet, knife, metal knuckles at LaGuardia Airport

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Friday, March 20, 2015
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NEW YORK -- Authorities say a New York City man was arrested at LaGuardia Airport Thursday after being stopped by TSA officers with three weapons in his carry-on bag.

TSA officers said they detected a hatchet, a folding knife and brass knuckles among the Manhattan resident's carry-on items as he was passing through the airport checkpoint.

The officer staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine detected the items inside the carry-on bag as it passed along the conveyor belt.

Port Authority Police responded and took possession of the items and arrested the man at about 5:30 a.m. on weapons charges without incident.