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TSA discovers 9th firearm of 2013 at Salt Lake City airport

Published February 11, 2013 2:20 pm

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Transportation Security Administration officials at the Salt Lake City International Airport discovered a firearm in a passenger's luggage over the weekend, the ninth firearm to be found in the airport since the beginning of this year.

A TSA spokeswoman said the passenger had an unloaded Davis Industries Chino .32 caliber handgun in his carry-on bag.

The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm at a security checkpoint.

Transportation Security Administration officials at the Salt Lake City International Airport discovered a firearm in a passenger's luggage over the weekend, the ninth firearm to be found in the airport since the beginning of the year.

A TSA spokeswoman said the passenger had an unloaded Davis Industries Chino .32 caliber handgun in his carry-on bag. The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm at a security checkpoint.

The TSA allows passengers to take an unloaded gun in checked baggage, but only if it is in a locked, hard-sided container and declared to the airline. A firearm is never allowed in carry-on baggage.

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