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Pennsylvania Man Arrested At NJ Airport With Loaded Gun

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File photo of Newark Liberty Airport. (credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SeaWorld)

File photo of Newark Liberty Airport. (credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SeaWorld)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a Pennsylvania man was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport after screeners noticed a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.

The Star-Ledger of Newark reports that 59-year-old Robert Kellerman of Long Pond was taken into custody just after 6 a.m. Sunday by Port Authority police. They were notified after Transportation Security Administration screeners saw the .22-caliber handgun at a checkpoint inside Terminal C.

Kellerman was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. Officials say Kellerman told police he forgot the gun was inside the bag.

A telephone number for Kellerman could not be located Sunday afternoon.

Airline passengers are permitted to travel with firearms only in checked baggage. They must be stored properly and unloaded.

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