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05 March 2024

2 women with guns at airport

X-Ray machine detected a .40-caliber, semi-automatic unloaded handgun in purse. (Shutterstock)


Federal officials say two women with guns in their handbags have been stopped at checkpoints within 90 minutes of each other at John F. Kennedy Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration says officers found a BB gun in one woman's bag at around 5.45 am Thursday. The New York City resident got a summons.

Then officers say an X-Ray machine detected a .40-caliber, semi-automatic unloaded handgun in another woman's purse at 7.15 am.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police arrested 40-year-old Nerelis Beatriz Wiseman of Chatham on a weapons possession charge.

She's awaiting arraignment and doesn't yet have an attorney. Her husband declined to comment.

She told TSA officers she forgot the weapon was with her.

Flyers can bring guns in checked luggage but not in carry-ons.

Drunken passenger assaults airline staff at airport

Authorities allege a drunken Delta Air Lines passenger assaulted airline staff and police at Los Angeles International Airport before she was arrested.

City News Service reports 32-year-old Lisa Piasecki of Irwin, North Carolina, was held at Terminal 6 by three flight crew members, who told officers she assaulted airline personnel.

Airport police say Piasecki was uncooperative and combative and was dragged away "kicking and screaming." Investigators say she was intoxicated and also assaulted an officer.

Piasecki was taken to a hospital for treatment and was arrested around 2 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of battery on a police officer and public drunkenness.

It wasn't immediately known if she has a lawyer.

(Image via Shutterstock)