Brian McIntyre, a renowned boxing trainer, found himself at the centre of a gun incident when he was arrested at Manchester Airport. The 53-year-old American, known as "BoMac," faces serious charges related to the possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed McIntyre's arrest after being alerted by airport staff about a potential firearm in his checked luggage. The incident took place on September 3, 2023, at around 10:45 AM. Airport security staff initially examined the luggage summoned Greater Manchester Police officers, who confiscated the firearm.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: 'At around 10:45 am on Sunday 3 September 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.’
Following this, McIntyre was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition for a firearm without the required certificate. This led to his appearance at Stockport Magistrates Court on 04/09/2023, where he was remanded in custody. His next scheduled appearance will be at Manchester Crown Court on October 9, 2023.
The alarm was raised when UK Border Force personnel intercepted McIntyre's baggage after a scan revealed a weapon, accompanied by a magazine and ammunition. This discovery prompted an immediate response, with armed police rushing to the departure lounge of Manchester Airport's Terminal 2 to arrest the trainer.
Brian McIntyre's arrest follows his win in the Chris Eubank Jr. camp against Liam Smith in a rematch held at Manchester Arena. Eubank Jr. secured a victory, being one of the many significant moment in his career. McIntyre is not only known for his association with Eubank Jr. but also for his work with undisputed welterweight world champion Terence Crawford.
In the wake of McIntyre's arrest, Chris Eubank Jr.'s team have yet to make any comment on the matter when approached while the legal proceedings unfold.