Man arrested after loaded gun found in backpack at Newark airport

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Christopher Brown, 30, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. (Port Authority Police Department)

Christopher Brown, 30, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. (Port Authority Police Department)

NEWARK, N.J. — Police have arrested a Pennsylvania man after they say he had a loaded pistol in his backpack at Newark Liberty International Airport.

A Transportation Security Administration agent spotted the weapon on X-ray at a checkpoint Monday. Authorities say 30-year-old Christopher Brown of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, told them he had forgotten it was there.

Brown is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. It’s not known if he has a lawyer.

A loaded gun was found in a backpack at Newark Airport. (TSA)

A loaded gun was found in a backpack at Newark Airport. (TSA)