Jan 18, 2020 1:34 AM

TSA: Arizona man tried to board Omaha flight with loaded gun

Posted Jan 18, 2020 1:34 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Arizona man was allowed to board his flight after a loaded handgun was found in his bag at a security checkpoint at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, federal authorities said Friday.

A news release from the federal Transportation Security Administration said the .45 caliber gun - loaded with six bullets, including one in the chamber - was found Thursday as the bag it was packed inside entered an X-ray machine. The release says Omaha Airport Authority Police were contacted and the gun was confiscated. The man was detained for questioning before allowing him to catch his flight.

Officials did not release the man's name.

Officials say it was the first gun caught at an Eppley Airfield security checkpoint this year. In 2019, TSA officers found 15 guns at the Omaha airport checkpoint.

Nationwide last year, more than 4,430 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints.

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Jan 18, 2020 1:34 AM
Kansas man charged with sister's murder; she attended K-State
Parker Mays photo Johnson County

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -A Kansas man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 22-year-old sister, Johnson County prosecutors said Thursday.

John Parker Mays, 27, Lawrence, was arrested Tuesday night in Douglas County after his sister, Layne Mays, was found dead, Overland Park police spokesman John Lacy said. He was charged Thursday and is being held on $1 million bond. Authorities have not said how Layne Mays died.

Layne Mays’s mother found her body and called police, police said.

Layne Mays studied animal science at Kansas State University, according to a university spokeswoman. She was enrolled at the university through the fall 2019 semester but was not enrolled for the upcoming spring semester. She was a member of Kansas State’s equestrian team.

Parker Mays is scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon


OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (AP) — A man has been booked into jail on suspicion of premeditated first-degree murder after his sister's body was found in suburban Kansas City.

Twenty-seven-year-old Parker Mays of Lawrence, is being held without bond in Johnson County, Kansas.

Police say Layne Mays' body was found Tuesday by her mother in her parents' Overland Park home. Police have not yet said how she died.

A Kansas State University spokeswoman said Layne Mays was enrolled there through the fall 2019 semester but was not enrolled for the upcoming spring semester. She studied animal science and rode with the school's equestrian team.