73°F
Sponsored by

Man tries to sneak knife on plane

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The FBI says a Utah man has been arrested after trying to sneak a knife on board an airplane at Salt Lake City International Airport.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The FBI says a Utah man has been arrested after trying to sneak a knife on board an airplane at Salt Lake City International Airport.
   
The agency says 56-year-old Arthur Karl Schwedler of Erda, Utah was charged Friday with possession of a dangerous weapon while attempting to board an aircraft.
   
During an airport security screening on Thursday, Transportation Security Administration officers found a knife with a 3-inch blade in Schwedler's pants pocket.
   
Authorities say Schwedler told agents he wanted to "be rebellious and anti-authority" and test security to see if he could get the knife onto the airplane bound for Charlotte, N.C.
   
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah says Schwedler is being held in custody until he appears before a judge on Tuesday.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus
local-businesses.png
cars.png dixie-local.jpg
Click Here for Your Chance to Win Utah State Fair Tickets!

Top Stories

Popular Stories on Facebook