Man arrested with loaded gun at Newark Liberty airport

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers say an Ocean County man packed a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Screeners detected the .25-caliber handgun, which was loaded with six bullets, as the knapsack passed through the X-ray machine on Saturday.

Police confiscated the gun and arrested the Lanoka Harbor resident on a state weapons charge.

He was ticketed to fly to Hong Kong.

The TSA did not release his name.