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Two guns found in carry-on bags in Idaho airports

Transportation Security Administration agents discovered this firearm in a male passenger’s carry-on bag Thursday, according to a TSA press release.
Transportation Security Administration agents discovered this firearm in a male passenger’s carry-on bag Thursday, according to a TSA press release.

Two firearms were detected in Idaho airports Thursday, according to a Transportation Security Administration press release.

A man traveling to Seattle from the Boise Airport was found carrying a loaded .40 Sig Sauer gun in his carry-on bag at about 10 a.m. He had ten rounds in the gun, according to the release.

At 6 a.m., in the Magic Valley Regional Airport, a female passenger heading to Salt Lake City was found to be carrying a loaded .380 caliber Sig Sauer P238 pistol in her carry-on bag. She had seven rounds in her gun, TSA reported.

TSA found both passengers’ weapons while screening their bags through the x-ray, according to the release.

The male passenger was cited in Boise, but the female passenger did not face a citation, according to the release.

The two incidents do not appear to be related, according to the TSA.

This is the first time in 2016 TSA has found a firearm in carry-on luggage in the Magic Valley Regional Airport. But it’s the ninth time TSA has found a firearm in carry-on luggage at Boise Airport in 2016, TSA reported.

Passengers can face criminal charges for bringing guns to a TSA security checkpoint and a fine of up to $7,500, according to the release.

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