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TSA finds loaded handgun in carry-on bag at McGhee Tyson

5:06 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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Over the weekend TSA officers at McGhee Tyson Airport discovered a loaded gun in a passenger's carry-on bag.

Officers found the .38 caliber pistol around 9:30 on Saturday morning. They alerted airport police who confiscated the gun and ammunition.

This was the 16th firearm TSA officers have discovered this year at McGhee-Tyson.

Passengers who bring firearms to the checkpoint face a civil penalty up to $7,500.

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