• 2 loaded guns found in carry-on bags at Logan Sunday

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    BOSTON - Two loaded handguns were found in luggage at Logan Airport Sunday, according to the Transportation Safety Administration. 

    TSA Agents uncovered the guns at the security checkpoints packed into carry-on bags. They mark the fifth and sixth guns confiscated by TSA at Logan this year. 

    One 9mm handgun was found in an Arizona man's bag, the other was found in a New Hampshire man's bag. The N.H. man's gun was loaded with six bullets, including one in the chamber. 

    The incidents were not related, but TSA stresses the importance of realizing no weapons are allowed in carry-on luggage. Airport police were called to the checkpoint to question individuals. 

    The New Hampshire man was cited on weapons charges. The Arizona man was arrested on weapons violations. 

    Passengers are allowed to travel with guns in checked baggage, but they may not be carried aboard the plane. Firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-sided case, locked and packed separately from ammunition. 

    Last year, 4,239 guns were found in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country. 

    Guns confiscated by TSA 2017 2018 2019
    Boston Airport (BOS) 14 21 6

     

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