- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Transportation Security Administration officials say they have released a man after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag at an Omaha airport.

The TSA says the Taurus Slim 40 pistol loaded with seven rounds was discovered during a checkpoint screening on Wednesday afternoon at Eppley Airfield.

Omaha Airport Authority police confiscated the weapon and interviewed the passenger.

No charges have been reported. The passenger’s identity hasn’t been released.

Authorities say it’s the 13th firearm discovered during a screening at the airport this year. The TSA can levy a civil penalty of up to $11,000 for people who bring guns to checkpoints.

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