Syracuse Hancock Airport's TSA Finds Gun In Passenger's Carry On Luggage

Syracuse, N.Y. - A West Virginia man was arrested after TSA caught him with a gun at Syracuse Hancock Airport

They spotted the handgun in the man's carry on via Xray. Police confiscated the .380 caliber handgun loaded with seven bullets, including one in the chamber.

The man told officials that he had driven to the area to work and when he went to catch a flight, he forgot that he had his gun with him.

“This was a very good catch on the part of our officers at a time when we are seeing an increase in travel volume,” said Bart R. Johnson, TSA Federal Security Director for Upstate New York. “It was a careless and now costly mistake on the part of the traveler as he faces a Federal financial penalty.” 

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