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TSA finds pistol in carry-on bag

on July 29, 2014 10:20 AM

IMPERIAL (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in a man’s carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport.

TSA officials told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man wasn’t allowed take the gun past security, and faces up to a $11,000 civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint.

But Allegheny County police say they don’t plan to charge the man with a crime because he had a license to carry the .380-caliber gun.

The TSA alerted the county because its police patrol the airport.

The incident happened Sunday but was reported Monday by the TSA.

The 35-year-old man’s name wasn’t released by authorities.

He was allowed to board his flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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