Parts of gun found inside jars of peanut butter at New York airport, TSA says

NEW YORK — Parts of a gun were found inside jars of peanut butter at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials with the Transportation Security Administration said.

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The .22 caliber gun parts were reportedly wrapped in plastic and jammed into the middle of plastic peanut butter jars, according to WABC.

WCBS reported that the magazine was loaded with bullets.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has arrested a man in connection with the case, according to a TSA spokesperson on Twitter.

If convicted, the man could be facing a $15,000 fine and a civil penalty for carrying an undeclared weapon, according to WCBS.

“He’s also guaranteed to get a lump of coal from Santa,” a TSA spokesperson tweeted.

Travelers can reportedly fly with a gun if they have a proper permit, according to WABC. The gun also has to be properly packed.

No further information has been released.

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