Machine gun found hidden in closet at New York’s JFK Airport
Published time: September 27, 2013 20:40
An electrician was doing renovation work at JFK’s Terminal One on Thursday when he stumbled upon a Mac-11, a subcompact machine pistol that can unload its 32-round magazine in under two seconds.
Port Authority officers were immediately deployed to to scene to run ballistics tests and conduct an investigation, but so far officials aren’t sure how the gun ended up there or how long it had been stowed away. Through testing, they hope to determine if the weapon was ever used in a crime.
According to a statement issued by the Port Authority Police Department, the room where the gun was found is locked, accessible only to a few people and located outside the terminal’s secure area.