Suspect held over bag full of knives, other weapons at JFK

A handout image of the knives, scissors and lighters that police say were found in the carry-on bag of a passenger at JFK. Handout / PANYNJ

A would-be airline passenger was arrested at New York's JFK airport Saturday after security workers found a trench knife and a collection of other blades in his carry-on bag, police said.

Timothy Schiavo Jr. was also carrying several pairs of scissors, a number of lighters and matches, according to a statement from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

The 29-year-old, from Patchogue, N.Y., was charged Saturday with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, Pentangelo said.

The haul was uncovered at a security screening area of the airport’s Terminal 5.