- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - Police in a southwest Ohio village who initially suspected a man pulled over in a traffic stop was on the U.S. Terrorist Watchlist say that turned out to be a false alarm.

However, Newtown police say they charged the man with a concealed weapon violation after finding a 9 mm handgun in his vehicle.

Initial police reports that two men suspected of being in the terrorism database were detained in the village just east of Cincinnati spread quickly Friday afternoon on social media.

Police say the man was pulled over for impeding traffic by driving slowly while using his cellphone.

Newtown Chief Tom Synan (SEYE’-nun) says something in his personal information triggered a caution warning. He says it’s better to be extra careful these days.

A female passenger wasn’t charged.



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