Police investigating machine gun found at JFK Airport

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Police are trying to figure out how a machine gun ended up inside a ceiling at JFK Airport.

A contractor discovered the weapon while working in a non-passenger area of Terminal 1 around 10 a.m. Thursday, said a Port Authority of New York & New Jersey spokesperson.

The Mac-11 subcompact machine pistol was hidden in a plastic box inside the ceiling of a locked office closet.

There was no ammunition found in or around the weapon.

Port Authority police are trying to determine if it’s a functioning gun and from where it came.