News Man arrested at Newark airport for trying to bring handgun through security, officials say A man is accused of bringing a gun through a Newark Liberty International Airport security checkpoint, authorities said. Above, the Glock-23, .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun that was brought to the security checkpoint. Photo Credit: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org Updated December 20, 2016 4:42 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A Pennsylvania man was arrested for trying to bring a loaded handgun through an airport checkpoint, a spokeswoman with the Transportation Security Administration said on Tuesday. Christopher Brown, 30, from Morrisville, Pennsylvania, was caught with the Glock-23, .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his backpack on Monday as he tried to pass through security at Newark Liberty International Airport, authorities said. He was scheduled to fly to Dallas, according to a Port Authority spokesman. Brown apparently said he didn’t realize he had the gun in what was his hunting backpack when he was caught. Brown was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, according to the Port Authority spokesman. Arraignment information for Brown was not immediately available. By Alison Fox email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.