Guns Found In Carry-On Bags At 2 Miss. Airports
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration reports loaded firearms were found in carry-on bags at checkpoints at airports in Gulfport and Jackson this month.
The latest incidents occurred Monday at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport where authorities found a loaded .32 caliber revolver in a passenger's carry-on bag about 6:15 a.m. The TSA says the 62-year-old woman was flying from Jackson to Houston, Texas.
About six hours later, a loaded .32 caliber firearm was found in the carry-on bag of a 42-year-old man from Yazoo City who was flying to Washington D.C.
The two were arrested.
On July 13, the TSA says a 33-year-old man from Saucier was arrested at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport when workers found a loaded .38 revolver in his carry-on bag. The man was flying to Dallas.
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