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Sun Country pilot with loaded gun at Fla. airport jailed; his MN permit not accepted


October 29, 2018

A Minnetonka man who flies for Twin Cities-based Sun Country Airlines was arrested after trying to get a loaded handgun through security at a Florida airport, according to authorities.

Brian A. Machtemes, 54, was arrested Friday night at the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers and booked in jail on suspicion of having an unlicensed firearm, a felony. Machtemes posted bond, was released less than 2 hours later and given a Nov. 26 court date.


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