Suspect flees JFK when screening turns up stolen gun

07/15/2010 | Daily News (New York)

Officials say a JetBlue passenger who fled New York JFK on Wednesday probably did not intend to hijack the plane with the stolen gun discovered in his carry-on bag. Junior Almonte returned to the airport and surrendered to Port Authority police hours after fleeing barefoot from the security checkpoint. He was charged with possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property. Six flights were delayed and eight others canceled due to the security scare.

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