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Loaded gun found in carry-on at Ontario airport

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

July 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The TSA announced on Thursday the arrest of a passenger carrying a loaded gun at Ontario International Airport.

The TSA said the man had the gun in his carry-on bag last weekend. The 9-mm gun, loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, was found during an X-ray screening on Saturday morning.

It was the fourth gun found at the airport during the screening process this year.

Officials say firearms are allowed in checked bags, but they must be unloaded, packed in a locked container and announced to the airline at check-in.

It is unclear what charges, if any, the man faces.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.