TSA: Man Tried To Bring Loaded Gun On Plane At Newark Liberty International Airport – CBS Pittsburgh

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) Port Authority police at New Jerseys Newark Liberty International Airport have arrested a man who they say was trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun.

Transportation Security Administration agents saw the .22-caliber pistol in the mans carry-on bag when it went through an X-ray machine at a security checkpoint in Terminal C Monday morning. The gun was loaded with four bullets.

The TSA says it was the eleventh time this year that its agents have spotted guns at the airports checkpoints. Last year, there were 14 guns caught at Newark Libertys checkpoints a record.

The Morris Plain residents name was not released.

Its legal to travel with a firearm in checked baggage if it is properly packed unloaded and in a hard-sided case, separate from ammunition. For more information on traveling with guns, click here. Travelers with concealed firearm arm permits are not allowed to bring guns on airplanes. A typical first offense for bringing a handgun into an airport checkpoint is $4,100. For more information about possible penalties, click here.

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