WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — State Troopers assigned to Bradley International Airport were informed by TSA agents on Saturday around 3:30 p.m. of a carry on bag that appeared to contain a loaded gun, according to officials.
The weapon was discovered on the TSA x-ray machines at the checkpoint during a routine passenger screening.
Officials say the bag’s owner was located and admitted he forgot that there was a loaded firearm in his backpack. The owner was identified as 24-year-old Jordan Anthony Butler of South Windsor. Butler does not possess a permit to carry a handgun.
An investigation revealed that the handgun in Butler’s bag contained a 16 round magazine and was loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition, including one round in the chamber.
Butler faces the following charges:
- Carrying of pistol or revolver without permit
- Illegal possession of a high capacity magazine
- Circumventing or failing to comply with airport security measures
Butler was released on a $1,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Enfield Superior Court on August 27.