Actor Jack Scalia has been released on bail following his arrest at a Los Angeles airport on Thursday (25Oct12).

The former Dallas star, 61, was stopped after an unloaded Glock pistol was found in his luggage and he was taken into police custody on suspicion of carrying a firearm.

He was held until the early hours of Friday morning (26Oct12) when he was released on a $10,000 (£6,250) bail bond.

Scalia's representative, Steve Jaffe, has told Tmz.com the incident was simply an innocent mistake, as the gun was a gift from a friend and the actor didn't realise it was in his bag.

No charges have yet been filed.