Transportation Security Administration officers prevented a Georgia man from carrying a loaded stolen handgun onto his flight at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, the agency said.
According to the TSA, a gun and ammunition were packed inside a carry-on bag when a TSA officer staffing the checkpoint X-ray monitor spotted them. The TSA agent then alerted Port Authority Police.
When the traveler realized that one of his carry-on bags had triggered an alarm and was going to be opened and inspected, he allegedly departed the checkpoint with his other carry-on items, and left the bag with the gun that triggered the alarm behind.
Allegedly, as he headed
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