Comair Employee Has Some Explaining To Do
Florida man was arrested Monday for allegedly bringing guns and
drugs aboard a Delta Airlines flight.
Thomas Anthony Munoz, 22, was arrested when he was found to have
13 handguns, an assault rifle and eight clear bags of marijuana,
according to Miami-based US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives Special Agent Carlos Baixauli.
Munoz reportedly boarded a Delta flight at the Orlando
International Airport bound for Luis Munoz Marin International
Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to Delta spokeswoman
Munoz was arrested on US weapons charges after deplaning in San
Juan and turned over to federal authorities, according to Puerto
Rico Police Superintendent Pedro Toledo.
"We have information to the effect that this individual had
apparently done this before," he said.
Miami-based FBI spokesman Kevin Farrington told the Associated
Press an anonymous tip led Orlando Police to the flight. More
arrests are possible, he said.
"I can tell you there were weapons and drugs but we're not
getting into specifics now," he said. "We're still following up.
It's an ongoing matter."
TSA spokesman Chris White said passengers were never in any
"While we cannot discuss details of an ongoing criminal matter,
no weapons were brought through the passenger security checkpoint
and at no time were passengers in any danger," he said.
Munoz is a three-year employee of Delta regional-subsidiary
Comair, according to Delta spokeswoman Kate Marx. He was employed
as a customer service agent and was not on duty at the time of the
incident. He has been suspended pending an investigation.