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Man Caught with Gun at Dulles Airport

By: AP
By: AP

A Fairfax County man has been cited by police after trying to bring a loaded gun through a security checkpoint at Washington Dulles International Airport.

(TSA)

June 23, 2014

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - A Fairfax County man has been cited by police after trying to bring a loaded gun through a security checkpoint at Washington Dulles International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says officers detected the handgun with five rounds of ammunition in the man's carry-on bag Sunday.

Airport police confiscated the weapon and cited the man on a state weapons charge.

This is the third gun TSA officers have detected at checkpoints this calendar year.

The agency says passengers are allowed to travel with guns only in their checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared.

Passengers who bring guns to security checkpoints could face criminal charges and penalties up to $11,000.


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