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Boxer Guerrero arrested on NY airport gun charges

Thursday - 3/28/2013, 8:44pm  ET

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)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Representatives for boxer Robert Guerrero say he will continue to train in Las Vegas for a May 4 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Guerrero was arrested Thursday at New York's Kennedy Airport after police say the former featherweight champion and current WBC welterweight champion tried to bring a gun on a plane.

He was arraigned on charges including criminal possession of a firearm, and released on his own recognizance. His representatives said he was headed back to Las Vegas.

Authorities say Guerrero presented a locked gun box to a ticket agent during check-in that contained an unloaded .40-caliber handgun and three unloaded magazines.

The gun was registered in California, where the boxer lives. But authorities say the gun was not legal to carry in New York.


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