Ignoring Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules, a Pennsylvania man tried to carry a loaded gun on to an airplane. According to a Feb. 17 report in the New Jersey Star Ledger, a passenger at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport has been charged with attempting to carry a loaded gun on a flight.
Officials said that 59-year old Long Pond, Pa. resident Robert Kellerman, was arrested by New Jersey Port Authority police officers around 6. a.m. on Feb. 17 at a checkpoint inside Terminal C of the Liberty International Airport.
He is being charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, according to officials with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. TSA screeners reportedly detected the.22 caliber hand gun and immediately alerted police officers.
Kellerman, for his part, explained to the police officers that he had merely forgotten that the gun was inside his luggage.
According to the publication, this is the second time in less than a month that a passenger has claimed to have forgotten he had a gun in his bag. On Feb. 1, another passenger, a 41-year-old man from Florida was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport after a officials detected a loaded .9mm handgun that he said he forgot was in his luggage.
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