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TSA finds loaded gun in man's carry-on bag

Posted at 1:28 PM, Dec 08, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-03 13:28:52-05

A loaded handgun was found in the carry-on bag of Erie County man who was ticketed to fly to Hong Kong, authorities say.

The weapon was found Friday at a security checkpoint by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The Akron resident had tucked the loaded .25 caliber handgun inside his carry-on bag and it was found during an x-ray scan.

This is the third gun TSA officers have found this year.

There is no word on what charges the man will face.