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Valparaiso man, 23, faces gun charge at NJ airport

Updated: May 26, 2014 6:24AM



NEWARK, N.J. — Police say a Valparaiso man tried to board a flight for Chicago with an assault weapon at New Jersey’s Newark airport.

Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said Southwest Airlines notified officers as 23-year-old Adam Urbano tried to go through security in Terminal A on Wednesday night. He had told the airline about the gun.

Pentangelo said the Valparaiso resident told officers he had purchased the weapon, which was in a soft case, and 70 rounds of ammunition, for recreational purposes.

Police arrested Urbana after they said he failed to produce the required legal documents.

He’s held on $50,000 bail, charged with unlawful possession of an assault firearm and large-capacity ammunition magazines.

AP



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