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Newport News/Williamsburg Airport TSA cites man with loaded gun

Newport News/Williamsburg Airport TSA cites man with loaded gun

A Williamsburg man was caught by TSA at Newport News/Williamsburg Airport after they found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag Thursday.

The .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun was loaded with six rounds, said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. 

A TSA officer operating the X-ray machine at checkpoint detected the gun.

Airport Police cited the man on a state weapons charge and took possession of the gun and ammo, Farbstein said.

Weapons are not permitted in carry-on bags but can be transported via checked bags if they are declared to the airline. The firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked and packed...

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