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Loaded gun found in backpack at Newark airport; man arrested

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

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

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

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