Loaded gun confiscated from passenger at Mid-Continent Airport

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By: KAKE News Email

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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.

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