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A Florida man carrying a loaded handgun at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport was stopped by a TSA officer Thursday morning, marking the third firearms incident at the airport this year.

The officer spotted the handgun in the man’s-carry-on bag at a checkpoint X-ray machine, Transportation Security Administration officials said. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority was contacted and arrested the Tampa-bound man on a state weapons charge.

Firearms are not permitted in carry-on bags by the TSA. Properly packed and unloaded firearms are allowed in checked bags, if cleared by the airline.

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