TSA agents find loaded handgun at Wichita airport

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WICHITA, Kan-- Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded handgun in a passenger's carry-on bag at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport.

The .40 caliber handgun loaded with six rounds was found during a checkpoint screening Thursday evening. Wichita Airport police took the weapon and questioned the passenger. He was later allowed to continue to his flight.

Firearms and ammunition are not allowed to be carried through TSA checkpoints.

This is the fifth firearm discovered during checkpoint security screenings at Mid-Continent Airport this year.

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