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Annville man arrested for loaded pistol at JFK

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A Lebanon County man was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after he was caught with a loaded handgun.

The Annville man also had a cat-eye knuckles weapon when he was arrested Wednesday morning, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said in a news release.

Port Authority police identified the man as 55-year Richard Forti.

Authorities said Forti had removed his vest and placed it in a bin to pass through the checkpoint when a TSA officer staffing the X-ray machine spotted the handgun in the man's vest pocket.

The knuckles also showed up on the X-ray image, she said.

The cat eyes and the .32 caliber handgun, loaded with five rounds, were confiscated and the Forti was arrested on a weapons charge.

He was originally ticketed to fly to Los Angeles, Farbstein said.


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