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VOL. 129 | NO. 197 | Thursday, October 9, 2014

Another Gun Found in Bag at Memphis Airport

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Transportation Security Administration officials say 19 firearms have been found this year at security checkpoints at Memphis International Airport, one more than during all of last year.

TSA says a loaded .380 caliber Kel-Tec was found in a passenger's carry-on bag Wednesday morning at the Memphis airport.

TSA agents alerted airport police, who took possession of the bag and cited the passenger on local charges.

Firearms are prohibited in carry-on bags. They can be transported in checked baggage, provided they are declared to the airline, in a proper carrying case and not loaded.

The weapon was the 19th firearm discovered at a security checkpoint by TSA officers at the airport this year. TSA says 18 firearms were found at Memphis airport checkpoints in 2013.

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