Florida man caught with loaded gun at Newark-Liberty International Airport
The incident took place in Newark, New Jersey’s largest city. TSA officials noticed a Florida man carrying a gun. The magazine of the gun the Florida man carried was almost full. The Florida man was arrested by a police officer at Newark-Liberty International Airport on warning from TSA officials.
The Florida man failed to pass the security checkpoint on Friday. TSA (Transportation Security Administration) officials at Newark-Liberty International Airport noticed that the man was carrying a gun. The man was arrested after TSA officials notified the police. The weapon he carried was almost completely filled with bullets.
The man who came to the Airport wanted to go through the X-ray unit with a gun in his hand. TSA officials wouldn’t let the man go through. The man told the authorities that he forgot to submit the necessary applications to carry the gun with checked baggage. Thereupon, he stated that he was trying to move forward by carrying the gun with him.
The authorities took the gun from the man and completely discharged its bullets. The bullets were put in a hard-sided box. The bullets were counted and placed neatly in the box. TSA officials said firearms should be packaged this way. However, the packaging was not sufficient because a declaration to the airline was necessary.
TSA officials did not allow the man to pass. Instead, they reported him to an officer of the Port Authority Police. The police came to the checkpoint and arrested the man. By law, TSA officials have the right to impose fines on individuals caught with a gun or parts of a gun at a checkpoint.
The penalty to be imposed by TSA officials can reach thousands of dollars depending on the circumstances. The penalty to be imposed applies to all passengers, whether they are allowed to carry a gun or not. Because even if the person has permission to carry a gun secretly, it is forbidden to take the firearm on the plane.
The police have the right to intervene if someone arrives at the checkpoint with a firearm. After the police intervention, the incident is investigated. The person is not allowed to leave the crime scene until the case is resolved. Therefore, detecting a weapon at the checkpoint may cause passengers to be late.
Passengers are allowed to carry guns in checked baggage as long as they are properly packaged. Checked firearms are unloaded and packed in a rigid box. The ammunition of the gun is packaged separately. TSA shares all the information on its website so that they are prepared before the flight.
A person’s firearm possession status may vary by state and territory. This is why everyone should check firearm laws before taking a plane trip. Some airlines may have additional demands from those wishing to travel with weapons or ammunition.
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