ORLANDO, Fla. - A passenger tried to bring a loaded gun in a carry-on bag at Orlando International Airport, causing a long back-up at checkpoints during the Christmas holiday rush.
Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Tari Koshetz told The Associated Press the passenger was carrying a Ruger with a separate magazine loaded with 10 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition. The incident caused a backup at the busy airport early Tuesday morning.
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Koshetz said it was the 91st weapon intercepted by TSA officers at Orlando's airport this year.
Orlando police spokeswoman Michelle Guido told local news outlets the passenger has a valid Florida concealed weapons license. Federal law, however, prohibits passengers from carrying weapons through airport checkpoints.
Guido said the passenger will be charged with carrying a concealed firearm in a place prohibited by law.
The passenger's name wasn't immediately released.
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