Gun found in carry-on luggage at Dane Co. Regional Airport over Fourth of July weekend, TSA says

MADISON, Wis. — Transportation Security Administration officers found a handgun in a passenger’s carry-on luggage at the Dane County Regional Airport over the Fourth of July weekend, the agency said Tuesday.

In a news release, TSA officials said an officer saw the gun on an X-ray screen during a routine screening just before 1 p.m. Saturday.

The passenger, who is from Middleton, didn’t have a concealed weapon permit. The release did not say whether that person was arrested or if they will face charges or penalties.

Saturday’s incident was the third time a gun was found at the airport this year. Both previous incidents happened in April.

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