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Police: Tenn. Man Had Loaded Rifle In Bag At JFK

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John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. (AP Photo) John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. (AP Photo)
This photo provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, shows a case containing three guns after it was seized by police at JFK Airport in New York, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Port Authority) This photo provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, shows a case containing three guns after it was seized by police at JFK Airport in New York, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Port Authority)

NEW YORK (AP) — Police said a Tennessee man has checked luggage containing a loaded, defaced rifle at New York's Kennedy International Airport.

Keenan Draughon was arrested Saturday morning trying to board a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, after Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police found the weapons. Police spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said Draughon also had high-capacity magazines, which are illegal in New York.

U.S. Transportation Security Administration rules allow only unloaded, licensed weapons in checked luggage.

Pentangelo said the serial numbers on two rifles were defaced. He said Draughon was also carrying two handguns in his checked luggage.

The 23-year-old Clarksville man was being held on six counts of criminal possession of a weapon pending an arraignment. It wasn't clear whether he has a lawyer.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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