Gun packed in a PlayStation 2 gets airline passenger arrested

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The discovery of parts of a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun packed in a PlayStation 2 is one of the Transportation Security Administration's latest checkpoint finds. The man who had the gun packed in his carry-on luggage was arrested December 17 on a weapons charge at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, the TSA says. (Photo credit: TSA via CNN)

Game over for a Brooklyn man who tried to conceal parts of a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun in a PlayStation 2.

The man was arrested on a weapons charge Wednesday after Transportation Security Administration checkpoint officers discovered the gun at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the TSA.

Parts of the firearm were also packed in the man’s carry-on luggage alongside a tripod and other belongings, including the video game “Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots.” Presumably someone was planning to play after the passenger unpacked his PlayStation.

The TSA didn’t disclose the man’s name.

So far this year, the TSA has discovered 2,100 guns at airport checkpoints, a 16% increase from 2013.

Passengers caught with guns at checkpoints may face criminal charges and penalties of up to $11,000, the TSA said.

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