TSA find gun in carry-on bag at Worcester airport


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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says its officers found a loaded gun in a woman’s luggage at a Massachusetts airport.

The TSA in a statement Thursday said the .22-caliber firearm with eight rounds, including one in the chamber, was found in a Winchendon woman’s carry-on bag at Worcester Regional Airport on Wednesday.

The gun was spotted as the bag was being screened in the X-ray machine. State police were notified.

The TSA said it was the first time this year a firearm has been detected at the Worcester airport. One firearm was discovered there last year.

The woman’s name was not disclosed.

A state police spokesman says she has a license to carry and was not charged. She was allowed to bring the weapon home and rebook her flight.

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