Saturday, September 29, 2012

Newark Liberty International (KEWR), New Jersey: TSA reviewing New Orleans Hornets' executive traveling with firearm

An executive with the New Orleans Hornets was detained by TSA agents at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey Friday, after they discovered a loaded handgun in his bag, according to a report in the New York Post.

The newspaper said that Hornets vice president Joshua Richardson was charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon.

Read the full New York Post story.

The article, quoting Port Authority Police, said that Richardson was flying home to New Orleans from Newark when the .38-caliber handgun was discovered  in his luggage.

The Post said that Richardson "had allegedly taken the weapon on his trip to the New York area by accident after he grabbed his wife’s bag containing the weapon, instead of his own."

The Post quotes an airport official as saying the gun was legally registered to his wife.

"The 36-year-old exec was detained at Newark’s Terminal A as he tried to check in for his flight," according to the newspaper.

The Post said calls to his cell phone were not answered, and the team did not respond to an e-mail.  Eyewitness News is also working to contact a team spokesman.

According to the Post, TSA headquarters said in a statement  that the agency “takes matters such as this very seriously and will conduct a full investigation.

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