Man Cited After Loaded Gun Found in Bag at Airport

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia man has been caught with a loaded gun at an airport checkpoint.

The Transportation Security Administration on Monday says the man was stopped with a 9 mm handgun in his carry-on bag at the Huntington Tri-State Airport Sunday.

The TSA didn’t release the man’s name but said he was cited by police on a weapons violation. The gun had a bullet in the chamber and there were another 13 bullets in his bag.

It was found when the man’s bag went through the X-ray machine.

The agency says it’s the eighth time someone has been caught with a gun at the airport’s checkpoint.

A TSA news release says guns are allowed in checked bags if they’re properly packaged and declared.