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TSA Find Gun in Woman's Carry-On Bag at Worcester Regional Airport

The .22-caliber firearm with eight rounds, including one in the chamber, was spotted as the bag was being screened in the X-ray machine, TSA said

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    TSA Find Gun in Woman's Carry-On Bag at Worcester Regional Airport
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    A loaded .22-caliber firearm with eight rounds found by TSA at Worcester Regional Airport on Sept. 18, 2019.

    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.

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    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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