TV Show’s Truck Causes Scare At DFW Airport

DFW AIRPORT (CBSDFW.COM) – Security at DFW Airport shut down a terminal for about two hours Sunday and briefly detained a stuntman who left a Penske truck containing an automatic weapon, a pistol and pyrotechnic equipment unattended, airport spokesman David Magana said.

The man was questioned and released once authorities saw he had the required permits to be in possession of those items, Magana added.

FBI official Kevin Gentry says after questioning it became clear the truck was driven by a member of the crew of the Discovery Channel show “Sons of Guns.” He says investigators had been suspicious because the man in the Penske truck had said “I got a couple of guns.”

The driver was at the airport to pick up a friend and drive to Las Vegas. Magana said the man told authorities he wasn’t aware he couldn’t leave his truck unattended.

Security dogs alerted officers to the truck near Gate B-38 at 2:00 p.m., who then shut down the terminal. Gates B-27 to B-37 were reopened at 3:40 p.m.

No flights were postponed and no charges were filed, Magana said, adding that the scare was “nothing.”

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)


One Comment

  1. DDT says:

    Nice – on 9/11, too. Nit-wit.

  2. darrell says:

    i guess my concern is that if a trained dog detected the materials in the vehicle then that means they were to get by all other security measures and get up to the terminal itself. which makes me wonder it that could have been a truck simular to the one used in oklahoma city and been detonated. just how good is our mega billion dollar security working?

  3. NiteNurse says:

    Are there not cameras monitoring the traffic going in and out of airport area? Wouldn’t a large rental truck or large truck of any kind entering the airport area especially on a Sunday September 11th cause an immediate call to airport security?

    1. Russell Clark, Senior Editor of Sassy Magazine says:

      NiteNurse and darrell, you’re talking about the TSA, remember. They aren’t the brightest bulbs in the chandelier…

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