Man arrested at Fla. airport for knife in carry-on
The Associated Press Published Sunday, Jul. 31, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. -- Authorities have arrested a passenger they say had a knife in his carry-on bag at Tampa International Airport in Florida.
Francois Martinez of Clearwater, Fla., was charged Sunday with carrying
a concealed weapon. Airport spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan says
Transportation Security Administration workers had initially detained
the wrong passenger and bag.
Authorities then reviewed a video
showing that the previous passenger to pass through the security
checkpoint was the one who had the knife. That passenger, 43-year-old
Martinez, had already boarded his American Airlines flight to Miami en
route to San Juan, but was detained before the flight took off. It's
unclear whether he has an attorney.
No further details were immediately available.
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