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TSA agents find gun in carry-on bag at Cleveland Hopkins airport

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 13:01:55-04

CLEVELAND — A man going through a security checkpoint was detained Tuesday after Transportation Security Administration agents found a gun in his luggage.

According to the TSA, the gun was in the man’s carry-on bag. Agents alerted Cleveland police to the incident. Having a gun in a carry-on bag carries a civil fine of $4,100 for a first offense.

“Our highly trained TSA officers continue to conduct thorough screenings of passengers during this pandemic and will continue to intercept firearms and prohibited items brought to the airport security checkpoints,” said Don Barker, TSA federal security director for Ohio. “We remain committed to the safety and security of all travelers and crew members, and I strongly remind everyone to know the whereabouts of their firearms at all times.”

The incident marked the 11th time a gun has been recovered at the Cleveland airport this year. Twenty-six guns were recovered at Cleveland checkpoints last year, according to the TSA.

CLICK HERE to see a list items that are prohibited from being brought in carry-in luggage.

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