Traveler arrested at Memphis airport after gun discovered in carry-on bag

Traveler arrested at Memphis airport after gun discovered in carry-on bag
Benjamin Byrd, 27, was arrested Jan. 12, 2019 after a handgun was discovered in his carry-on bag at Memphis International Airport.

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man was arrested at Memphis International Airport Saturday after a gun was found in his carry-on bag.

Airport police responded to the security checkpoint where Benjamin Byrd, 27, said he forgot to remove his handgun from his carry-on. Police and the FBI ran checks on Byrd and found no warrants or previous weapons violations.

Byrd was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon because he didn’t have a current handgun permit. He was booked into jail on $1,000 bond.

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