A 39-year-old man was arrested at Bradley International Airport Monday morning after trying to board a flight with a loaded gun.
Airport officials said TSA officers discovered a loaded .40 caliber Sig Sauer firearm in the man’s carry-on luggage. The gun had a bullet in the chamber.
Local law enforcement responded to the checkpoint to interview the man, who was set to board a flight to Atlanta.
He was identified as Matthew English, of Torrington.
Police took the firearm and arrested English.
He was released on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court next month.
This was the first firearm detected in carry-on luggage at BDL this year.
Airport officials said TSA discovered 3,957 firearms at checkpoints across the nation last year and nearly 3,400 firearms in 2016.
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