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Veteran actor arrested at LAX with gun in carry-on luggage

October 25, 2012 |  8:51 pm

Jack ScaliaA veteran character actor was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday after a gun was discovered in his carry-on luggage during security screening.

Jack Scalia, 61, was booked on suspicion of trying to bring a gun on an aircraft after the weapon was discovered about 1:30 p.m. at Terminal 7, according to sources familiar with the incident.

The incident is being investigated by Los Angeles Airport Police. 

A native of Brooklyn, Scalia has acted in dozens of productions but is best known for his work on shows such as "Dallas" and "Remington Steele."

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Photo: Actor Jack Scalia in 2004 file photo

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