Pilot arrested at Florida airport with loaded gun in carry-on

Pilot arrested at Florida airport with loaded gun in carry-on

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A pilot was arrested Friday at Southwest Florida International Airport after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on bag.

 

A Sun Country Airlines pilot was arrested at a Florida airport Friday after TSA officials found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.

 

Brian Andrew Machtemes, who lives in Minnesota, was arrested at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers and booked in jail on suspicion of having an unlicensed firearm – a felony.

 

Local media reported that Mr Machtemes was carrying a KEL-TEC .380 pistol loaded with six rounds of ammunition.

 

The report says although he has a permit to carry the gun in Minnesota, Mr Machtemes is not licensed to carry it Florida.

 

Sun Country said the incident disrupted the flight’s itinerary, and that the airline provided passengers with hotels, meal vouchers and a $200 flight credit.

 

Mr Machtemes was released on $5,000 bond.