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Alabama man accused of having loaded gun at DC-area airport

January 3, 2020 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama man is accused of trying to bring a loaded gun through a security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The .380-caliber handgun loaded with six rounds was found in the man’s carry-on bag New Year’s Day, WTOP-FM reported, citing a statement by the Transportation Security Administration. The gun was confiscated and the man questioned. Airport police cited him with a weapons charge, the statement says. The man’s identity wasn’t immediately released.

In 2019, 14 firearms were discovered at the Arlington airport, according to the TSA. That number isn’t far off of the 16 found in 2018, 13 found in 2017 and 17 found in 2016, according to the statement.