A loaded handgun discovered in a carry-on bag brought a security screening line to a halt at Boston Logan International Airport on Labor Day, officials said.
The 9 mm gun was found in the bag of a man from Dublin, New Hampshire, according to a news release from the Transportation Security Administration.
It was discovered as it went through an X-ray machine, prompting the security line to be halted for a police investigation, officials said. The Massachusetts State Police were called.
"Passengers are never permitted to travel with firearms in carry-on bags," the TSA release said. Guns traveling on planes must be declared and packed properly.
It's the 13th firearm found in screening at Logan this year, according to the TSA, following 21 discovered in 2018 and 14 found the year before.
State police said the man was not arrested — the firearm was registered and it was licensed in Massachusetts as well as other states, a police spokesman told NBC10 Boston.
He was escorted to a secure area of the airport and, after a brief investigation, permitted to leave, the spokesman said.