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Loaded gun found in Clinton man's carry-on at Hancock Airport

Loaded gun found in carry-on at Hancock Airport


A Clinton man was stopped by security at Hancock Airport in Syracuse after they found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.


A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer found the 25 caliber pistol in the man's carry-on as it passed through the x-ray machine at the checkpoint. One bullet was chambered in the gun at the time.


The TSA contacted Syracuse Police who confiscated the gun.


Syracuse Police say the man had a valid pistol permit and appears to have forgotten he had the gun in his luggage.


The man was later rebooked on a flight to his destination in Philadelphia.


No charges have been filed and his name will not be released.


Weapons are not allowed in carry-on luggage. Travelers can only transport unloaded firearms in a locked, hard-sided container in checked baggage.

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