Man Arrested at LaGuardia Twice in Two Days with Metal Knuckles, Knives, Throwing Stars

Rios Weapons Cache
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A Maine man was arrested twice in two days at New York's LaGuardia Airport with a large and unusual assortment of weapons, Port Authority police said Monday.

Michael Rios Jr. of Bangor, Maine, was arrested Friday morning after TSA screeners saw a gravity knife and metal knuckles in his carry-on bag. The items were seized and Rios was apparently released.

Saturday morning, he showed up to LaGuardia and again tried to board a flight. This time, he was carrying a container that held an air pistol, six knives and throwing stars, among other items, police said. 

Rios, 25, was arrested again and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Attorney information was not immediately available. 

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