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Monroe County man arrested for bringing loaded gun to airport

Published On: Feb 17 2013 04:40:30 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 18 2013 05:39:35 AM CST

Monroe county man arrested

NEWARK -

A Monroe County man was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport after screeners noticed a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.

It was reported 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 hand gun 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.