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Airport security at Sea-Tac finds loaded gun on passenger
Posted by Cathy McLain
An airline passenger carrying a loaded gun was discovered by airport security at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday morning, according to a news release from the Transportation Security Administration.
The gun, a .380 Iver Johnson handgun, held six rounds of ammunition, including in the chamber, and was in the carry-on bag of a male passenger bound for Minneapolis, said TSA Public Affairs Manager Lorie Dankers in the release.
The man was arrested, and charges are pending, Dankers said.
The TSA says "firearms, ammunition, firearm parts and realistic replicas of firearms" are not permitted in carry-on luggage. They may be allowed in checked baggage, depending on local laws.