TSA officials: Man caught with loaded handgun in carry-on at Newark airport checkpoint
A man from Ocean County was arrested Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers prevented him from carrying a loaded handgun onto his flight.
The handgun was detected when the officer, who was staffing a checkpoint X-ray monitor in Terminal A, spotted the weapon inside the man's carry-on bag.
Officials alerted police, who confiscated the handgun and arrested the man.
The New Egypt resident claimed he forgot about the weapon in his carry-on bag.
The man is facing federal civil charges.
It was the ninth gun caught at one of the airport checkpoints so far this year.