Officials: TSA catches woman with loaded handgun at Newark airport checkpoint

Officials say a woman from Iowa was arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers prevented her from carrying a loaded handgun onto her flight at Newark Liberty International Airport.

News 12 Staff

Feb 14, 2022, 3:07 PM

Updated 887 days ago

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Officials say a woman from Iowa was arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers prevented her from carrying a loaded handgun onto her flight at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The incident happened Friday, Feb. 11.
Authorities say the 9 mm gun was loaded with five bullets, including one in the chamber.
Officials say it was spotted inside a pocket of the woman's handbag by a TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray monitor.
TSA then alerted Port Authority police, who confiscated the handgun and arrested the woman on weapons charges.
The woman told officials she was running late for her flight and forgot that she had the loaded gun in her handbag.


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