Loaded gun found in passenger's carry-on at Armstrong airport, says TSA

Loaded gun found in passenger's carry-on at Armstrong airport, says TSA

Loaded gun found in passenger's carry-on at Armstrong airport, says TSA

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Posted on April 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 25 at 11:08 AM

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KENNER, La. -- A TSA agent discovered a loaded handgun in a passenger's carry-on bag Wednesday, according to a Transportation Security Administration official.

Around 7:15 a.m., a loaded .40 pistol was found by an agent.  The passenger was not arrested, but the passenger faces a civil penalty, according to TSA.

"Last year, 1,549 firearms were discovered at TSA checkpoints nationwide including 14 at New Orleans. There have been seven firearms discovered at MSY so far this year," said a statement from TSA.  


 

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