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TSA: Loaded gun found in man’s bag at Rochester airport

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — TSA agents said they caught a man from Honeoye Falls Tuesday morning with a handgun at the Frederick Douglass — Greater Rochester International Airport.

According to TSA, the man entered a security checkpoint. An officer saw in the X-ray what appeared to be a gun inside his bag. A deputy searched his bag and confiscated a loaded handgun.

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TSA agents said the man had a valid New York State pistol permit, but clarified that firearms must be unloaded, placed in a hard-sided locked case, and checked.

“Once again, it is disappointing that a licensed and trained New York State pistol permit holder arrived at the checkpoint with a loaded gun, which introduced a potentially dangerous situation that he brought about himself,” said TSA Federal Security Director for Upstate NY Bart R. Johnson. “It’s inexcusable.”

The man is facing a civil penalty, which can carry a maximum penalty of $15,000.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — TSA agents said they caught a man from Honeoye Falls Tuesday morning with a handgun at the Frederick Douglass — Greater Rochester International Airport.

According to TSA, the man entered a security checkpoint. An officer saw in the X-ray what appeared to be a gun inside his bag. A deputy searched his bag and confiscated a loaded handgun.
Geneva Police Chief placed on paid administrative leave
TSA agents said the man had a valid New York State pistol permit, but clarified that firearms must be unloaded, placed in a hard-sided locked case, and checked.

“Once again, it is disappointing that a licensed and trained New York State pistol permit holder arrived at the checkpoint with a loaded gun, which introduced a potentially dangerous situation that he brought about himself,” said TSA Federal Security Director for Upstate NY Bart R. Johnson. “It’s inexcusable.”

The man is facing a civil penalty, which can carry a maximum penalty of $15,000. Read More CrimeRochesterFirst  

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