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Loaded handgun found in carry-on bag at Des Moines airport

November 29, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal security agents say a gun was found this week in the carry-on bag of a passenger at the Des Moines International Airport — the 11th gun found at the airport this year.

Television station KCCI reports that Transportation Security Administration workers discovered the loaded handgun Wednesday during an X-ray screening of the bag.

Des Moines police are investigating to determine whether the passenger will face criminal charges.

Travelers who bring a firearm to airport checkpoints also are subject to a civil penalty from the TSA of up to $13,000.


Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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