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TSA Stopped Loaded Gun at Reagan National Airport Checkpoint

1:33 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- According to TSA officials, a man with a ticket to fly from Reagan National Airport to Montreal was stopped on Monday morning after a TSA officer found a loaded gun in the passenger's carry-on bag at the checkpoint.

The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority Police confiscated the weapon and ammunition, a .40 caliber handgun loaded with five rounds with one bullet chambered, officials say.

Airport officials say the man, who was from Stafford, Va., was cited on a local weapons charge and allowed to catch his flight to Montreal, minus the gun and ammunition.

TSA officials say the man had a Virginia concealed weapons permit and claimed that he forgot the firearm was in his carry-on bag.

Passengers are allowed to travel with a firearm, but there are very strict guidelines. Find the regulations on TSA's website.

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