East Orange Man Arrested After Attempting to Bring Loaded Gun Through Newark Airport Security

An Essex County man was arrested Thursday evening after attempting to get a loaded gun through security at Newark Liberty International Airport.

According to authorities, agents spotted the gun - 9 mm handgun loaded with seven bullets, one of which was in the chamber - as it went through an X-ray machine in Terminal B.

Port Authority police responded to the scene and took the person into custody.