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Officials: Man Tried to Bring Loaded Gun Onto Plane


Officials say a Huntington man has been cited after trying to bring a loaded gun onto a plane at the Yeager Airport.

Yeager Airport Police Chief Joe Crawford tells local news outlets that officials cited 31-year-old Thomas Marcum with a violation of airport regulation following Wednesday’s incident.

The Transportation Security Administration says in a news release that a TSA agent found the gun in Marcum’s backpack as it moved along the conveyor belt through the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The gun was confiscated.

Crawford says Marcum told police he forgot the gun was in his bag.