N.J. man had loaded gun in carry-on at Newark airport, cops say

large_tsaaa.JPGThe entrance to a TSA passenger checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport.

NEWARK — A 79-year-old New Jersey man was arrested at Newark airport Saturday after authorities said they found a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage.

Port Authority police arrested James Simmons, of Orange, on state gun charges, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesperson for the agency.

TSA officers found the loaded .38-revolver in Simmons’ bag when he went through security before his flight to Mobile, Ala, according to Pentangelo.

Simmons was released after posting $1,500 bail, Pentangelo said

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