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TERRORISM: Man Tries to Bring Gun on Plane

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posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 11:21 PM
This is the second breach at Philly. The other day two people were caught with pictures of the skyline of Cincinati and directions in english and arabic.

Again Why Why Why are people being just plained old STUPID?

Erik Clark, 19, was detained at Philadelphia International Airport on Monday after a police officer, summoned by an X-ray screener, found the gun loaded with 14 pellets inside a pillow in a backpack, according to an affidavit.

Clark, of Allentown, had a boarding pass for an AirTran Airways flight to Atlanta. He was charged in federal court Tuesday with carrying a weapon on an aircraft, and was released, authorities said.

Clark allegedly told the FBI he wanted to "impress his friends with his ability to sneak a gun onto an airplane." He also gave authorities other "inconsistent explanations" about why he packed the gun, according to the affidavit.

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[Edited on 7-1-2004 by Zion Mainframe]

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