The passenger has a valid Florida concealed weapons license, but will still be charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a place prohibited by law.
A passenger tried to bring a gun and ammunition in a carry-on bag at the Orlando International Airport, causing a long backup on the checkpoints during the Christmas holiday rush.
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Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Sari Koshetz told The Associated Press the passenger was wearing a Ruger with a separate magazine loaded with 10 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition. The incident caused a backup on the busy airport early Tuesday morning.
Koshetz says that it was the 91st gun caught by TSA agents at the Orlando airport this year.
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Orlando police spokeswoman Michelle Guido tells local news media, the passenger has a valid Florida concealed weapons license. Federal law, but prohibits passengers from carrying weapons through airport checkpoints. Guido says the passenger will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a place prohibited by law.
The name of the passenger was not immediately released.