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El Al pilot detained at JFK over retractable baton

Israeli airline pilot detained by Port Authority police at New York airport after baton was found stashed in his luggage

Shahar Chai
Published: 11.12.12, 20:40 / Israel News

An Israeli El Al pilot was detained at New York's Kennedy Airport for trying to bring a retractable baton onto a flight, the New York Post reported Monday.


According to the report, the pilot was headed to his flight Saturday, when security at Terminal 4 spotted the weapon stashed in his luggage, JKF officials said.


Following airport protocol, he was arrested by Port Authority police and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, which is a misdemeanor.


The Queens District Attorney’s Office said the he is now awaiting arraignment by the Queens Criminal Court.


An El Al statement said: "The first officer was detained following a routine security check after an item relating to martial arts was found in his luggage, against procedure. He was questioned and released."



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