Man Arrested For Attempting To Carry Dangerous Weapons On An Aircraft | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On ANN

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.20.17

Airborne 02.21.17

Airborne 02.22.17

Airborne 02.23.17

Airborne 02.24.17

Airborne-HD On YouTube

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.20.17

Airborne 02.21.17

Airborne 02.22.17

Airborne 02.23.17

Airborne 02.24.17

Sat, May 22, 2010

Man Arrested For Attempting To Carry Dangerous Weapons On An Aircraft

Stun Gun, Switchblade, Box Cutters, And Pepper Spray Were In Carry-On Luggage

File this one under "What were they thinking?". A complaint was filed late Wednesday against Jose Pol for attempting to carry dangerous weapons on an aircraft. Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, said the defendant, who was going to board Jet Blue flight number 860, departing from Carolina, P.R., to Boston, was carrying a stun gun, a pepper spray canister, four box cutters and a switch blade knife.

Pol was in line to pass through the TSA check point at the Luis Munoz Marin Airport in Carolina, P.R. The defendant was carrying two pieces of luggage, one containing a laptop and the other containing items which could be used to threaten, incapacitate, harm, injure or cause the death of the security personnel on board the aircraft, and/or endanger the lives of the crew members and passengers on board the flight.

The TSA Officer asked the defendant to accompany him to the TSA security office. Pol voluntarily went and waited in the room until FBI agents arrived and took custody of him.

"We will continue to investigate this matter vigorously until we determine the defendant's motives in attempting to board an airliner with the dangerous weapons he was carrying," said Rodriguez-Velez.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jose Ruiz Santiago, Chief of the Criminal Division. If convicted, the defendant could face up to 10 years in prison. The detention and bail hearings are scheduled for Friday, May 21 before Magistrate Judge Marcos Lopez. The defendant remains in custody.

A criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty, and the investigation is ongoing.

FMI: www.doj.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 02.24.17: RV-10 Suit Dismissed, 2016 GA Sales, Red Tail Legacy

Also: Falcon 9 Landing, TFR Busts, Denton Airshow, QF-16, Treasure Coast, 'Fly Safe' Campaign, Juno Mission When the news first came out, in 2015, that Van's Aircraft was sued for >[...]

Aero-TV: 'I Feel I Can Fly' - PLW Modelworks's Birdly IITSEC 2016 FlightSim Demo

A Truly Unique Flying Experience… Most of us have dreamed of being able to fly like a bird. And while that’s not an option for most of us, unless you’re interest>[...]

Airborne 02.23.17: Sonaca 200, Yuneec H920 Plus, SpaceX Delays Mars Mission

Also: NextGen Blimps, AEA/HAI Coverage, L-39 Suit, Drone User Group, Red Arrows Pilot Inquest, 2nd T-50A, Steve Fossett Honored Sonaca Aircraft is getting ready to start certificat>[...]

Airborne 02.24.17: RV-10 Suit Dismissed, 2016 GA Sales, Red Tail Legacy

Also: Falcon 9 Landing, TFR Busts, Denton Airshow, QF-16, Treasure Coast, 'Fly Safe' Campaign, Juno Mission When the news first came out, in 2015, that Van's Aircraft was sued for >[...]

AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-04-07 PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC