Man arrested after TSA officers discover handgun inside bag at Newark Airport

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man was arrested at Newark Airport Thursday morning after officials say he tried bringing a loaded handgun onto a plane.

Authorities say the man from Pennsylvania was caught with a .40 caliber handgun loaded with 16 bullets inside his carry-on bag.

TSA officers made the discovery as the man was going through a security checkpoint in Terminal C.

Officials say this was the 10th gun caught at security checkpoints in Newark Airport this year.

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