Police: Man Had Loaded Gun In Bag at Miami Airport

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- A man headed to Cuba has been arrested at Miami International Airport after security screeners said they found a loaded gun in his fanny pack.

Miami-Dade Police arrested 48-year-old Juan Manuel Baldoquin of West Palm Beach on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and grand theft of a firearm. He was being held on $10,000 bond.

Detective Javier Baez says a Transportation Security Administration screener spotted the outline of a gun while X-raying Baldoquin's bag. Police found the loaded gun when searching the bag by hand.

Baez says Baldoquin told officers that he had forgotten that the gun was in the bag.

The gun had been reported stolen in 1996 and it was unclear why Baldoquin was carrying it.

Jail records did not show whether Baldoquin had an attorney.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 24, 2010 at 04:24 PM
    How does someone forget a gun is loaded? Even if you do not plan to carry a gun, people should take CCW and weapon classes so they know safety and the law.
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