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Virginia Man Cited For Attempting To Board Flight With Loaded Gun

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A man from Virginia's Fairfax County has been cited by police after trying to bring a loaded gun through security at Dulles International.

A spokesperson with the TSA says officers detected the handgun with five rounds of ammunition in the man's carry-on bag. Airport police confiscated the weapon and he was cited on a state weapons charge.

The agency says passengers are only allowed to travel with guns in their checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline. Officials say there was no impact to airport operations. This is the third gun detected at one of the airport's checkpoints this year.

Passengers caught with improperly secured weapons at security checkpoints could face criminal charges and penalties up to $11,000.

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