A 35-year-old man was arrested at Bradley International Airport on Saturday morning after TSA officers found a gun and several rounds of ammunition in his carry-on luggage.
State police and officials from the Transportation Security Administration said agents spotted a 9mm Glock and 200 rounds of 9 milimeter ammunition in the passenger's carry-on while they were screening it at a security checkpoint, so TSA notified local law enforcement.
When police spoke with the passenger, Jamil Dahhan, 35, of South Windsor, he said a friend drove him and his girlfriend to the airport and he grabbed the bags from the trunk, thinking this one was his girlfriend's bag.
He was charged with tampering with airport authority and carrying a pistol without a permit and released on a $5,000 bond.
He is due in court on Nov. 9.
In 2014, TSA agents found more than 2,200 firearms at checkpoints around the country.