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Oklahoma man stopped with loaded gun at Des Moines airport

Des Moines International Airport on April 10, 2008 (Image: Wikimedia Commons / Manop / CC-A-SA...
Des Moines International Airport on April 10, 2008 (Image: Wikimedia Commons / Manop / CC-A-SA 4.0 )(KCRG)
Published: Nov. 30, 2020 at 2:58 PM CST
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal transportation officials say an Oklahoma man was caught with a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag at an Iowa airport.

Television station KCCI reports the incident happened Nov. 24 at the Des Moines International Airport. Transportation Security Administration agents say a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets, plus an additional 13 bullets, were found in the man’s carry-on bag at a security checkpoint. Des Moines police were called to the airport, and officers confiscated the gun and cited the man on suspicion of a weapons charge.

TSA officials say it was the sixth gun confiscated at the Des Moines International Airport in 2020. There were 12 guns found at the airport in 2019.

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