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Man accused of bringing gun to Bob Hope Airport

December 15, 2011 |  4:41 pm

A 68-year-old man was arrested at Bob Hope Burbank Airport on charges of packing a semiautomatic handgun in his carry-on bag, federal authorities said Thursday afternoon.

The unregistered .40-caliber Glock G23 was loaded with 10 rounds, the Transportation Security Administration said.

The man was booked on an Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle. The weapon was detected Thursday morning by TSA personnel.

The man was arrested on suspicion of of carrying a loaded firearm in a checkpoint, which is a state charge. His name was not released.

The man could also be subject to civil penalties up to $11,000, the agency said in a statement.

Authorities noted that handguns can be transported by passengers if they are unloaded, stored in an approved case and declared to the airline.

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