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Man cited for handgun in bag at Richmond airport

Tuesday - 10/9/2012, 1:37pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Disputanta man faces state weapons-related charges after federal officers found a handgun in his carry-on bag at Richmond International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration says its officers discovered the .25-caliber handgun as the bag passed through a metal detector on Monday.

The Capitol Regional Airport Commission Police gave the man two summonses and confiscated the gun.

The TSA says the man continued on his flight to Atlanta, Ga. His name wasn't released.

The incident didn't affect the airport's operations.


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