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Boxer Robert Guerrero arrested at Kennedy Airport for trying to bring gun on plane

FILE - In this Oct. 23 2012 file phoboxer Robert Guerrero is photographed during news conference Los Angeles. Guerrero was

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2012 file photo, boxer Robert Guerrero is photographed during a news conference in Los Angeles. Guerrero was arrested at New York's Kennedy Airport after police said he tried to bring a gun on a plane. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Guerrero was arrested Thursday, March 28, 2013, when he presented a locked gun box to a ticket agent during check-in. The 30-year-old Guerrero is the former featherweight champion and current WBC welterweight champion. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

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Updated: March 28, 2013 4:51PM



NEW YORK — Boxer Robert Guerrero has been arrested at New York’s Kennedy Airport after police say he tried to bring a gun on a plane.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says Guerrero was arrested Thursday morning when he presented a locked gun box to a ticket agent during check-in.

Brown says the box contained an unloaded .40-caliber handgun and three unloaded magazines.

Guerrero was arraigned on charges including criminal possession of a firearm. He was released on his own recognizance.

If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

The 30-year-old Guerrero is the former featherweight champion and current WBC welterweight champion.

He is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 4 in Las Vegas.

A spokesman for Guerrero did not immediately return a call seeking comment.



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