Local man arrested after bringing gun to Lynchburg Regional Airport

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - A local man was arrested for trying to bring a loaded, semi-automatic handgun onto a plane. 

TSA agents at the Lynchburg Regional Airport Authority Police stopped the man at the Lynchburg Regional Airport Wednesday.

The Lynchburg man had the .40 caliber semi-automatic gun, which was loaded with 13 rounds, in his carry-on bag.

The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine detected the handgun tucked inside the man's messenger bag as it passed along the conveyor belt.

TSA officers contacted the airport authority police who responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the firearm and arrested the man on a state weapons charge. There was no impact to airport operations.

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