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Student Boarding Flight Jailed on Knife Charge

January 03, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A university honors student who allegedly hid a knife in his running shoe and tried to pass through Logan International Airport security in Boston was arraigned for disorderly conduct.

Kareem Johnson, 23, a senior at Duquesne University, was preparing to fly back to school when security guards asked him to remove his sneakers. They found a 4-inch knife, said his attorney, Edward Perry.

"He did not appear to be a threat to anybody," said Phil Orlandella, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Johnson was jailed on $1,000 bond. He faces a fine or sentence of up to 30 days in jail, prosecutors said.

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