Veteran comedian Jerry Lewis was tackled by guards at Las Vegas's McCarran Airport on Friday after they found a gun in his carry-on luggage. Staff spotted the weapon in the 82 year old's bag as it passed through an X-ray machine. He was cited for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and released.

According to, Lewis claimed he didn't know the gun was in the bag, which had been used previously by other members of his family. His manager insists the weapon was a "fun gun" used as a show prop.

The incident comes just a week after actor Dennis Farina was fined $510 and sentenced to probation for attempting to carry a loaded gun through Los Angeles International Aiport in May.

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