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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An Ogden man who tried to board a plane with a loaded gun over the weekend will appear in federal court today.
41-year-old Richard Alan Boyce has been charged with attempting to carry a dangerous weapon onto an aircraft.
Boyce was arrested on Sunday after security screeners at the Salt Lake City International Airport allegedly discovered the firearm.
Federal authorities say Boyce had a loaded Glock handgun in his carry-on luggage. Boyce allegedly said he has a concealed-weapons permit and always carries a handgun in his briefcase.
Court documents indicate Boyce is a major with the Air Force Reserve in Denver and a self-employed nurse anesthetist.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
Boyce was trying to board a flight headed to St. George.
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