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Man arrested at airport after gun found in carry-on

August 4, 2019

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — State police say a Connecticut man face charges after screeners found a loaded pistol in a carry-on bag at Bradley International Airport.

Jordan Anthony Butler, of South Windsor, was arrested at the airport Saturday afternoon after the gun and ammunition was detected on x-ray machines at an airport checkpoint.

The 24-year-old man told authorities he forgot there was a gun in the backpack.

State police were called by Transportation Security Administration officials.

Butler faces charges of carrying a gun without a permit, circumventing or failing to comply with airport security measures and illegal possession of a large capacity magazine.

He was released on $1,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Enfield Superior Court later this month.

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