Man arrested at airport with loaded handgun

April 23, 2018 - 1:37 pm

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A man has been arrested at a Connecticut airport for trying to board a flight with a loaded gun.

State police say 39-year-old Matthew English of Torrington was detained Monday when Transportation Security Administration officers at Bradley International Airport discovered a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage.

Local and state police questioned and arrested English, who was set to board a flight to Atlanta. This is the first firearm detected in carry-on luggage at the Windsor Locks airport this year.

English is charged with a weapons violation and circumventing airport security, and was released on a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court in May. English did not return a call for comment.

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