NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An attorney was arrested after he tried to bring a loaded handgun into the Middlesex County Superior Courthouse on Monday.

Mark B. Jander, 29, of Freehold, has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, according to a statement released by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott.

Jander does not possess a permit to carry a firearm, police said.

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Jander was arrested and charged earlier when a concealed loaded handgun was discovered by Middlesex County Sheriff’s Officers in the attorney’s briefcase as his belongings were being scanned at the security checkpoint at the courthouse.

A search of his briefcase yielded the loaded fireman.

He was immediately taken into custody.