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Kentucky Man Cited After Gun Found in Carry-On at Tri-State Airport


Tri-State Airport police have cited a Kentucky man after a a loaded gun was found in a carry-on bag.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says the 380-caliber semi-automatic gun was detected by a TSA officer staffing a checkpoint X-ray machine at the airport.

Airport police cited the Catlettsburg, Kentucky, man on weapons charges and confiscated the gun.

The TSA said Monday in a news release that the man told officers a relative put the gun in the bag. The man said he didn’t know the gun was in the bag.

The incident occurred on Saturday.