Man caught with gun, ammunition arrested at Newark Airport
NEWARK, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Officials arrested a man after he was caught with an unloaded gun and ammunition at a Newark Liberty International Airport security checkpoint on Friday.
According to a statement from the TSA on Monday, the man, a Florida resident, told a Transportation Security Administration officer he forgot to declare the gun when he checked in which would have allowed the firearm to be transported with checked luggage.
Authorities said the gun was correctly packed in a hard-sided case as required by the TSA along with a box that contained 35 bullets.
The man whose identity was not immediately available was arrested by Port Authority police.
There have been 13 gun arrests at Newark Liberty in 2021, according to officials.