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TSA finds loaded gun at Charleston International Airport

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The Transportation Security Administration found a loaded gun at a security checkpoint in the Charleston International Airport on Friday.

A passenger ticketed to fly to Philadelphia was arrested by airport police around 5 a.m. after TSA found a loaded .22 in the passenger's carry-on bag.

Guns are not allowed in carry-on baggage, and people who bring firearms to a security checkpoint face a penalty from the TSA. In 2012, the TSA discovered 1,556 firearms at security checkpoints across the country.

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