Transportation Security Administration officers say an Ocean County man packed a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Screeners detected the .25-caliber handgun, which was loaded with six bullets, as the knapsack passed through the X-ray machine on Saturday.
Police confiscated the gun and arrested the Lanoka Harbor, N.J., resident on a state weapons charge.
He was ticketed to fly to Hong Kong.
The TSA did not release his name.