Cops: Connecticut man arrested with loaded gun at NY airport

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NEW YORK — Authorities say a Connecticut man has been arrested after they discovered he was carrying a loaded handgun during a security screening at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

John Rodrigues, 52, of Meriden, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman says officers noticed the handgun in Rodrigues’ laptop bag when he was going through the screening area at Terminal C around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. He says the Ruger .380 semi-automatic pistol was loaded with six rounds.

Spokesman Joe Pentangelo says Rodrigues was arrested without incident and there was no disruption to the airport’s operation.

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