Handgun found in man's carry-on at Newark Liberty airport

A handgun was found inside a man's carry-on

A handgun was found inside a man's carry-on bag at Newark Airport. (Credit: TSA)

NEWARK - Security agents found a loaded gun in a New York man's carry-on bag as he prepared to board a flight at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says 40-year-old Gregory Soltanoff, of Woodstock, was charged Sunday with unlawful possession of a handgun and hollow point bullets.

Transportation Security Administration officers found the .32 caliber firearm, which was loaded with six rounds, in the bag after it was screened at a checkpoint. The gun was detected by a TSA officer who was monitoring an X-Ray machine at the checkpoint.

TSA officers then contacted Port Authority police, and Soltanoff was arrested. He was released later Sunday.

Airport operations were not affected by the incident.

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