Police say man had loaded rifle in bag at JFK

October 26, 2013 2:59:32 PM PDT
A Tennessee man has been arrested after police say he checked luggage containing a loaded rifle and other weapons at Kennedy Airport.

Keenan Draughon was arrested Saturday morning at a security checkpoint 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 says Draughon also had two pistols, a defaced rifle, and a high-capacity magazine, which is 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 says the serial numbers on the two rifles were defaced.

The 23-year-old Clarksville man was being held pending an arraignment. He is charged with three felony counts of criminal possession of weapons.