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Man tries to sneak gun encased in fiberglass and tar through Kennedy Airport security

2019-09-10

Better luck next time.

A man traveling through Kennedy Airport tried to conceal an illegal handgun in a fiberglass cocoon covered with tar, authorities said Tuesday.

The .45-caliber gun, along with 20 loose bullets, were picked up by a metal detector staffed by Transportation Security Administration officers, officials said.

Port Authority police arrested the man, who was travelling from Barbados, for gun possession.

The gun, a police source said, had to be cut out of the cocoon by emergency services cops.

The weapon was the sixth gun detected at JFK Airport checkpoints so far this year — compared to two in all of 2018, authorities said.

with Thomas Tracy