Machine Gun Found in JFK Airport
Imagine you’re contracted to do electrical work at a major airport. As you’re working, you open up the ceiling of a storage closet and find a machine gun sitting there. A Mac-11, subcompact machine pistol to be exact. Shocking as it is, that’s what happened at the JFK airport last week. The electrician was doing construction work in terminal one when he came across the gun. The gun was found without ammo or anything to identify the owner. Nobody seems to know anything about where the gun came from, how it got there, or how long it had been sitting there. Perhaps more importantly, everyone wants to know how the gun made it past security.
The Mac-11 is said to be capable of discharging a 32 round magazine in under 2 seconds. However, while the gun’s presence is shocking, it doesn’t appear that police are majorly concerned about the find. The office where the gun was found hadn’t had any renovations since the 1990’s, so the gun is likely to have been there for quite some time. Now, I honestly don’t know how you can have office and storage space in an airport and no clue what’s stored there. Then again, I’ve never worked in an airport.