Arrested: Trainer of British Boxer Chris Eubank Jr Found with Firearm at Manchester Airport

The coach of British boxer Chris Eubank Jr, Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre, found himself in a dramatic situation when armed airport police arrested him at Manchester Airport on Sunday morning, September 3. Security officials had discovered a firearm in his suitcase during the baggage scan prior to his flight to Atlanta.

McIntyre, a former American boxer, had just overseen Eubank Jr’s impressive victory over Liam Smith in a middleweight rematch in the city on Saturday night, September 2. It appears that little effort was made to conceal the weapon in the checked suitcase.

Greater Manchester Police stated, ‘At around 10:45 am on Sunday, September 3, 2023, officers were called to reports of a possible firearm being found in hold luggage by airport staff at Manchester Airport. After initial inspection by security staff, GMP officers attended, and the firearm was seized. Subsequently, a man has been arrested for possession of a firearm and remains in custody for further questioning.’

The circumstances surrounding how the gun ended up in the suitcase will be investigated by the police. McIntyre is well-respected in the sport, having trained former super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring and worked with Amir Khan for his fight against Kell Brook last year. Additionally, he trains American star Terence Crawford, with both having grown up on the same Omaha street and trained at the same gym.

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