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Police search for rapper after gun found in bag at Newark Airport

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Police say a gun was found in a rapper's bag at Newark Airport.

Police are searching for rapper Juelz Santana after authorities say a gun was found in a carry-on bag at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The 38-caliber handgun was reportedly found alongside Santana's ID.

The TSA says once the gun was discovered, Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, took off running.

Santana is a New York native who is originally from Harlem but now lives in Englewood, New Jersey.

A Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman says agents noticed the firearm in the bag passing through an X-ray at a security checkpoint. That's when authorities say the suspect took off.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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