Navy Sailor Arrested After TSA Finds Loaded Gun in Carry-On

Timothy Bass Syracuse gun
TSA and Syracuse Police

A Norwich, Connecticut man and member of the United States Navy was arrested after TSA agents found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at a Syracuse Hancock International Airport checkpoint on Sunday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Syracuse police said Timothy Bass, 40, was traveling to his base in Honolulu, Hawaii and said he forgot the weapon was in the carry-on bag.

According to the TSA, agents officers found a .32 caliber semi-automatic handgun with eight bullets in it in Bass' carry-on luggage that was placed on the conveyor belt as he was going through the airport checkpoint on Sunday morning.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Syracuse Police Department.

Police said Bass does not have a valid permit for the gun and he was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Bass was held in the Onondaga County Justice Center, pending arraignment.

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