Juelz Santana Flees NJ Airport After TSA Finds Loaded Gun: Report

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Juelz Santana at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Authorities are on the lookout for rapper/actor Juelz Santana, who reportedly ran out of New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport Friday evening (March 9) after Transportation Security Administration officials discovered a loaded gun in his bag.

After the loaded .38-caliber handgun was discovered, Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, fled the scene and may have gotten into a taxi, NBC4 New York reports. The 36-year-old artist was born in New York City and currently lives in New Jersey.

Port Authority Police Department detectives were searching for the Love and Hip-Hop: New York star at press time.  

Billboard has reached out to Santana’s representatives for comment.

This isn’t the rapper’s first run-in with the law. In 2011, he was arrested at his New Jersey recording studio, where police discovered two loaded guns, ammunition, and drugs, according to The Record.