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TSA confiscates loaded gun at Omaha airport
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TSA confiscates loaded gun at Omaha airport


TSA officers at Eppley Airfield detected this handgun in a traveler’s carry-on bag on Nov. 17.

Transportation Security Administration officers confiscated a loaded handgun they found in a South Dakota man's luggage at an Eppley Airfield security checkpoint Tuesday, the agency said in a news release.

Officers detected the handgun as it entered the checkpoint X-ray machine and alerted Omaha Airport Authority Police, who seized the loaded .380-caliber pistol, the release said.

The man claimed to have forgotten he had his gun with him and now faces a federal fine. First-time offenders get fined $4,100.

This marked the 10th firearm seized at an Eppley checkpoint this year, the news release said.

Since 2015, the TSA has caught an average of 13 firearms a year at Eppley checkpoints, the agency said.

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