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TSA in Syracuse nabs Norwich man after loaded gun found in carry-on bag

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SYRACUSE, NY (WFSB) -

A man from Norwich was arrested at an airport in Syracuse, NY for having a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag.

The Transportation Security Administration did not identify the man, but said he was caught at a checkpoint at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport on Sunday.

The .32 caliber semi-automatic handgun contained eight bullets, according to the TSA.

The gun was detected as the bag went through an x-ray machine.

Syracuse police responded and charged the man on a state weapons charge.

The TSA said the case marks the third that officers have dealt with this year.

The TSA does not permit firearms, firearms parts and ammunition in carry-on bags. However, they can be transported in checked bags.

More details on the TSA’s firearms policy can be found here.

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