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Loaded gun found in NC man's bag at Va. airport

Thursday - 5/1/2014, 12:20pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A North Carolina man has been cited after a loaded gun was found in a carry-on bag at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that one of its officers discovered the .38-caliber handgun at an X-ray machine checkpoint Wednesday night. The gun was loaded with five rounds of ammunition.

Airport police confiscated the gun and cited the man on a local weapons charge.

The federal agency said the man is a resident of Monroe, North Carolina. His name wasn't released.


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