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Man with loaded gun arrested at Sacramento airport

November 19, 2011 | 10:24 pm

Authorities say a man was arrested at Sacramento International Airport after X-rays showed a loaded, unregistered handgun in his carry-on baggage.

Officials from the Transportation Security Administration told the Sacramento Bee the man was headed to a Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento to Tampa, Fla., when the .40-caliber Glock G23 was found in the bag.

TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis told the newspaper the man said he forgot the weapon was in his bag. Davis says that's the answer security officials most often get when guns are found.

The man, whose name was not released, was arrested by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

TSA guidelines say weapons may be brought through the airport if they are unloaded, in a proper case and declared to the airline.

-- The Associated Press