WICHITA, Kan An airline passenger was arrested Monday after a gun was found in his carry-on bag at Mid-Continent Airport.
Transportation Security Officers detected the handgun Monday morning at the security screening checkpoint. The .22 caliber handgun was loaded with two rounds. The 64-year-old passenger was arrested and the gun was confiscated.
Firearms and ammunition are prohibited in carry-on bags. They can be carried in checked baggage if the traveler declares them while checking in.
This is the first firearm found at a Mid-Continent Airport checkpoint this year. TSA officers found four firearms in 2012.