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Loaded handgun found in carry-on bag at Nashville airport

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Transportation Security Administration officials found a loaded firearm in a carry-on bag at Nashville International Airport on Sunday morning.

The Kel-Tec P-3AT handgun was discovered at a checkpoint around 9 a.m.

The handgun was confiscated and the passenger was escorted out of the area.

This marks the 48th handgun found at BNA security checkpoints this year, matching 2014's total.

Last year, 2,212 firearms were found at airport checkpoints nationwide.

Firearms are allowed to be carried in checked bags as long as they are declared to the airline and are unloaded in a proper carrying case.

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