PGA Tour player Kris Blanks arrested for carrying loaded gun on plane

PGA Tour player Kris Blanks arrested for carrying loaded gun on plane



PGA Tour player Kris Blanks was arrested at a Florida airport on Sunday after a concealed, loaded gun was found in his carry-on luggage, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Blanks, 40, was taken into custody at Palm Beach International Airport just before 6 a.m. as he was getting ready to take a flight home to Charlotte, N.C. When the a black backpack he was carrying went through an X-ray machine, a 40-caliber Glock 27 with eight rounds in the magazine was detected by a TSA officer.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies responded, arresting Blanks, who later told officers he forgot to take the gun out of the backpack following a recent road trip.



Blanks has been battling shoulder problems, having recently made a comeback to competitive golf in North Carolina at the Web.com Tour's Rex Hospital Open.



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