New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones, 25, was arrested Friday at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, on multiple weapons-related charges, according to police.
Jones was planning to travel from Boston to Arizona when he was stopped at a Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint, the Massachusetts State Police said, according to WCVB. He now faces multiple charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a high-capacity feeding device and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.
A TSA spokesperson told WCVB that agents found two loaded guns and ammunition in the carry-on bag of a passenger with a ticket to Los Angeles International Airport. The incident occurred around 5:20 p.m.
Police said they were called to the TSA security checkpoint in Terminal B after TSA discovered the firearms and ammunition.
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Jones, who is entering his second year in the NFL, was booked into the state police Logan Airport headquarters on $50,000 bond, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned in East Boston District Court next week.
The Patriots said in a statement that the franchise was aware of the incident.
“We are in the process of collecting further information and will not comment further at this time,” the statement said.
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According to the TSA, firearms can only be carried on a commercial aircraft if they are unloaded, packed in a locked hard case, and placed in checked baggage. Ammunition, firearm frames, receivers, magazines, and magazines must also be checked and cannot be carried in carry-on baggage.
The TSA said Jones’ two pistols brought to 10 the total number of firearms discovered by the agency in carry-on luggage at Boston’s Logan Airport in 2023.
“TSA officers have discovered more than 2,900 firearms across the country so far this year,” the TSA said. “Over 92% of those have been uploaded.”
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The recommended civil penalty for bringing a firearm into the security checkpoint can reach a statutory maximum of more than $14,950 per violation.