MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded gun in a passenger's carry-on bag at Memphis International Airport over the weekend.
The TSA said agents working at a security checkpoint found a loaded .40-caliber Smith and Wesson on Sunday morning.
Agents alerted airport police, who took possession of the carry-on bag and cited the passenger on local charges.
So far this year, 11 firearms have been found by TSA agents at the Memphis airport's security checkpoints. Eighteen firearms were found at Memphis' airport in 2013.
TSA agents have found 19 firearms at Nashville International Airport this year. Last year, 47 firearms were found at checkpoints at Nashville's airport.
At McGee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, six firearms have been found this year. Eight firearms were found at Knoxville's airport in 2013.
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