- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities at the Boise Airport for the second time in less than a week discovered a loaded handgun at a security checkpoint.

The Transportation Security Administration says a worker using an X-ray examination of a carry-on bag spotted the weapon at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Agency spokeswoman Lorie Dankers tells the Idaho Statesman (https://bit.ly/QbDwuQ) that the .32-caliber Czech CZ-70 pistol had 10 rounds of ammunition, including one in the chamber.

The passenger heading for San Francisco received a misdemeanor citation for having a firearm in a restricted area. A name wasn’t released.

Police took the weapon as evidence but the owner will be able to reclaim it at a later time.

Besides a potential criminal fine, the passenger also faces a civil penalty of $3,000 to $7,500 from the TSA.


Information from: Idaho Statesman, https://www.idahostatesman.com

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