Loaded handgun found in MEM passenger's carry-on - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Loaded handgun found in MEM passenger's carry-on

Gun found at MEM on 8/22/17. (Source: TSA) Gun found at MEM on 8/22/17. (Source: TSA)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Security agents found a loaded handgun in a carry-on bag at Memphis International Airport on Tuesday.

Transportation Security Administration agents found the loaded Ruger LCP .380 caliber pistol at 8:30 a.m.

TSA alerted airport police officers who took the bag and the passenger out of the security checkpoint area.

This is the 20th loaded gun found by TSA agents in Memphis this year. In 2016, TSA found 36 loaded guns in carry-on bags.

The passenger has not been identified, but could face criminal and civil charges.

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