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12:33 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Chittenango Man Stopped With Loaded Gun at Hancock Airport

The firearm detected in a carry-on bag by TSA officials at Hancock Airport Wednesday.
Credit Lisa Farbstein / TSA

A Madison County man made things a little more complicated for security officials at Syracuse's Hancock Airport Wednesday morning by trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun.  A Transportation Security Officer stopped the man after noticing the semi-automatic weapon in his carry on bag as it passed through the X-ray machine.  TSA contacted Syracuse Police, who confiscated the weapon.  Officials say there was no impact on airport operations during the busiest travel day of the year. 

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