Las Vegas police say they have confiscated a gun belonging to Jerry Lewis that was found in the 82-year-old entertainer's carry-on bag as he prepared to fly to Detroit from Las Vegas.

Las Vegas policeman Bill Cassell said Tuesday that the actor/comedian was cited Friday for carrying an unloaded concealed weapon at the Las Vegas airport.

Lewis' manager, Claudia Marghilano, says the handgun is a hollowed-out prop gun that Lewis sometimes twirls during his show. She tells The Associated Press that the gun couldn't fire.

Cassell says if the gun were merely a prop "it wouldn't be a weapon, and we couldn't cite him for carrying a weapon."