Erie Man Charged with Firearm Possession at Buffalo Airport

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By WBEN

Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) An Erie man is charged after TSA agents say they found a hand gun in his carry on luggage.

Transit Police detectives say 53- year old Thomas Pearson was traveling from the Buffalo airport on route to Philadelphia and was stopped after TSA agents discovered the weapon. Investigators say Pearson did not have a New York state pistol permit.   

Pearson has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon.