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New Haven man caught at airport with knife

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A New Haven man was caught with a knife in his wheelchair. (Transportation Security Administration) A New Haven man was caught with a knife in his wheelchair. (Transportation Security Administration)
NEW YORK, NY (WFSB) -

A New Haven man was caught Thursday with a concealed knife in his wheelchair at a New York airport.

Officials said the New Haven resident, whose identity has not been released, was stopped at a security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport.

While TSA officials were screening the man's wheelchair, they found a folding knife concealed inside seat cushion.

The man claimed that he was a fisherman and that he misplaced it and it somehow became lodged in the chair.

He was cited on a state weapons charge, according to officials.

They said he was permitted to board his Atlanta flight after a thorough screening.

Travelers who bring weapons to checkpoints are subject to possible criminal charges and penalties.

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