Passenger with loaded gun arrested at Milwaukee airport

Published: Jan. 21, 2020 at 9:39 PM CST
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The Transportation Security Administration said officials stopped a Wisconsin man with a loaded gun while going through a checkpoint at Mitchell International Airport.

The TSA said its officers saw the .38-caliber handgun loaded with six bullets when the man removed his coat and placed it on a conveyor belt to walk through a X-ray machine on Tuesday.

The man, a Mequon resident whose name was not released, told security he didn't know he was carrying a loaded gun because he thought it was in a different jacket.

Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies cited him on state weapons charges.

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