(Cleveland) - The TSA reports that a man was stopped Tuesday morning at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, when he tried to get through security with a loaded handgun. A TSA agent spotted the 9 mm weapon in the man's carry-on bag, and took him into custody.
It is not known if the man realized he was carrying the gun in his bag. Aviation Expert Jay Ratliff, interviewed by WTAM's Bill Wills, said that in most cases, people forget that they have a handgun in a suitcase.
Ratliff says it is perfectly legal to fly with a weapon, but only if the weapon is unloaded, packed in a hard-sided carrying case or suitcase, declared at the airline's check-in, and it must be sent through as checked luggage.
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