Pennsylvania man arrested after TSA found a loaded gun in his bag at Newark Airport

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Law enforcement officials said they have arrested a man on Thursday after TSA officers stopped him with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at the Newark Liberty International Airport.

  • NBC NEWS – TSA officers detected the 9mm handgun loaded with 13 bullets, including one in the chamber, in the traveler’s bag on Thanksgiving. The man, a Pennsylvania resident, is the third person this month to be arrested at the airport after TSA found guns in their bags, authorities said. 
  • CBS NEWS – The suspect is the third passenger to have been arrested this month at Newark airport for carrying a gun in “accessible property.” It’s the 14th such case at the airport in 2022. 
  • NJ – TSA officials did not release the man’s name or any other details.
  • NBC 4 NEW YORK – “Getting caught with and arrested for carrying a loaded gun at our airport means this individual had a pretty bad Thanksgiving,” Thomas Carter, TSA Federal Security Director for New Jersey, said in a news release.