DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a man was arrested this weekend at the Des Moines International Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag.
The Des Moines Register reports that the incident happened Sunday.
Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said in a news release that nine bullets were found in the gun, including a round in the chamber.
The man was arrested by Des Moines police and faces a weapons charge. Farbstein says it was the third loaded firearm found by TSA agents in Des Moines this year.
Twelve loaded guns were found at the airport last year.