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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 59-year-old Utah man was cited for trying to bring a semi-automatic pistol in his carry-on bag at the Boise Airport.
The Idaho Statesman reports the .40-caliber Berretta was loaded with 11 rounds, including one in the chamber when Transportation Security Administration officials found it Sunday.
The man was flying to the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport via Salt Lake City International. He was cited then released. The gun was seized as evidence.
The Berretta was the third firearm to be found in a carry-on bag at the Boise Airport this year. Nationwide, more than 650 guns have been found in carry-on luggage in 2015.
Guns can be transported in checked baggage if the traveler declares them to the airline at checking.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com