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The airport police find the gun in the bag, defendant rapper Juelz Santana

Airport authorities on Friday night found a loaded .38-caliber handgun along with an ID for Santana, whose real name is LaRon James.

(Reuters)

Airport police are looking for rapper Juelz Santana after a gun was found in a carry-on bag with his identification at the Newark Liberty International Airport.

A law enforcement official said Saturday that the port authority Police Department detectives are looking for the New York born rapper, who lives in New Jersey.

Authorities on Friday night found a loaded .38-caliber handgun along with an ID for Santana, whose real name is LaRon James.

The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because no arrests have been made.

Representatives for Santana, did not return a message seeking comment.

A Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman says the officers saw the firearm in the bag through an X-ray on a security. That is when authorities say the suspect took off running.

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