The discovery of a MAC-11 machine pistol on Thursday at one of JFK’s largest airport terminals raised some major security concerns. Jamaica, Queens Port Authority officials are wondering how the weapon ended up in the ceiling of a maintenance closet, and how it was able to slip past security.
Port Authority Police are investigating the incident but are “note even slightly” concerned the weapon is part of some larger terrorist plot.
“At 10:10 am today a contractor running cable in the ceiling of a management office at Terminal #1 at JFK found a case in a storage closet containing a MAC-11 subcompact machine pistol,” officials said. “The office which is locked and accessible only to a few people is located OUTSIDE the terminal’s secure area.