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 @AlisonFox 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 @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.