New Brunswick Man Caught With Razors in Newark Airport
A New Brunswick man trying to board a plane to Germany with six razor blades in his carry-on bag was arrested after trying to block an inspection at Newark Liberty International Airport, authorities said today.
A federal court judge in Newark ordered Michael John Davidson, 41, detained and scheduled him to be evaluated for mental competency, according to the authorities.
Davidson was charged with attempting to board an aircraft late Monday with a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said. Hours before the flight, Davidson bought a one-way ticket to Dusseldorf with a connection to Hungary with $2,643.32 in cash, Fishman said.
Because of his cash purchase hours before departure, federal Transportation Security Administration officials targeted him for extra review and discovered the six razor blades, according to Fishman. Despite repeated warnings, Davidson resisted efforts by airport authorities to inspect his baggage, Fishman said.
If convicted, Davidson faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000, he said.