Police Take Gun from JetBlue Pilot

A JetBlue pilot was forced to surrender his gun at Boston’s Logan International Airport Friday, after he allegedly claimed that he might hurt himself, the Associated Press reports. No one was injured before Massachusetts police confiscated the weapon, and the pilot has since been admitted for medical examination. In spite of the incident, the pilot was not charged with illegal possession of a firearm, leading some to suspect that he may have been given the weapon as part of the Federal Flight Deck Officer program, instituted after 9/11 as a security measure. Under the program, approximately 10,000 pilots have been deputized and are carrying handguns in case of emergency. Officials have declined to release the pilot’s name or comment on his possible participation in the program.