Saturday, December 19, 2015

New Jersey man had loaded gun in carry-on at Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR), cops say

NEWARK — A 79-year-old New Jersey man was arrested at Newark airport Saturday after authorities said they found a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage. 

Port Authority police arrested James Simmons, of Orange, on state gun charges, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesperson for the agency. 

TSA officers found a loaded .38-revolver in Simmons' bag when he went through security before his flight to Mobile, Ala, according to Pentangelo. 

Simmons was released after posting $1,500 bail, Pentangelo said.

This was the second gun arrest at Newark Liberty International Airport this month. Earlier in December, a Lanoka Harbor man was charged with unlawful possession of a gun and hollow point bullets. 


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