Gun found in carry-on bag at Palm Beach International Airport

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)-- A 26-year-old Florida man attempted to take a gun with him through security at Palm Beach International Airport on Thursday at approximately 4:30 p.m., according to TSA officials.

Transportation Security Administration officials say they spotted a Sig Sauer P 226 handgun and a magazine with 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition in the passenger's carry-on bag.

Airport police were alerted and took possession of the bag.

The passenger traveling to Houston was arrested .

TSA would like to remind passengers firearms are prohibited in carry-on bags. Firearms can be transported in checked baggage, provided they are declared to the airline, in a proper carrying case and unloaded, according to the TSA.

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