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Gun Found In Carry-On Bag At Rhode Island Airport

A Florida man was arrested at T.F. Green International Airport over the weekend after officers found a handgun in his carry-on luggage, the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement Monday.

It was the second gun found at a security checkpoint this month, and the third this year, according to the TSA. Last year, agency officers found four firearms at the Warwick, R.I. airport's checkpoint.

The .22 caliber gun was spotted Sunday in the checkpoint X-ray machine. Airport police were contacted and after questioning, he was arrested on weapons charges.

He told officials he did not know how the handgun ended up in his luggage.

The man was from Indian River County, Florida, but the TSA did not release his name or age.

A message was left with an airport spokesman.

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