A Monroe man was arrested Thursday afternoon after police said they found a loaded pistol in his bag at Laguardia Airport in New York City.
John Rodrigues, 52, was stopped by Port Authority police around 12:30 p.m. as he attempted to pass through a checkpoint in the airport.
Police found a Ruger .380 semi-automatic handgun in Rodrigues' laptop bag. Police said the gun was loaded with six roads.
Rodrigues was then taken into custody and was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
T.S.A. officials said the man claimed he forgot the gun was in the bag.
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