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Police: Patchogue man arrested at JFK Airport had knives in carry-on bag

A Patchogue man was arrested at Kennedy Airport after authorities discovered a trench knife and several other blades in his carry-on bag, authorities said Saturday.

Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says Timothy Schiavo Jr., 29, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Police said Schiavo also was carrying several scissors, a number of lighters and matches. A trench knife has metal knuckles on the handle of the blade.

No phone number could be found for Schiavo. He was in custody and unavailable for comment.

Pentangelo says the investigation is ongoing.

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