Loaded weapon found in Newark Airport passenger luggage

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Gun found in bag at Newark Airport

NEWARK, NJ (WABC) -- A New York man was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday.

TSA officers detected a .32 caliber firearm, which was loaded with six rounds of hollow-point bullets, in the man's carry-on bag.

The suspect, Gregory J. Soltanoff (40) from Woodstock, NY, was passing through the airport checkpoint when the gun was detected by the X-ray machine.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Port Authority Police who confiscated the firearm and arrested the man on a weapons charge.

Travelers who bring firearms to an airport checkpoint are subject to criminal charges from law enforcement and civil penalties from TSA of up to $11,000.