(WTNH) -- A Stamford man was arrested at a New York airport after being found to have a firearm at a checkpoint.
According to transportation officials, a TSA officer at John F. Kennedy International Airport detected the loaded .45 semi-automatic with seven bullets in the clip and one in the chamber as the man's items passed through the checkpoint metal detector Monday morning.
Port Authority Police were contacted, responded, confiscated the gun and arrested the Cancun-bound man on a state weapons charge, officials said.
TSA officials did not release the man's identity.
According to transportation officials, weapons are not permitted in carry-on baggage, but are allowed in checked bags if they are properly packages and declared. Firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked, and packed separately from ammunition.