Crimetracker: Loaded gun found in carry-on at McGhee Tyson

The Transportation Security Administration says a loaded handgun was found in a passenger

Courtesy: TSA

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Transportation Security Administration says a loaded handgun was found in a passenger's carry-on bag.

The 380-caliber gun was found on January 26 at McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). The firearm also had a round in the chamber.

The name of the person involved hasn't been released.

The passenger could face a penalty as high as $7,500.

Between January 24 and January 31, TSA officers found 37 firearms; 32 were loaded and 18 had rounds chambered.

TSA says fliers can travel with their firearms in checked baggage, but they must first be declared to the airline.

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