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Florida Man Tries Going Through NY Airport Security With Loaded Gun — For Second Time in a Month

Both times, the man claimed he didn't know he had a gun with him

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What to Know

  • A Florida man has been caught trying to go through security at an upstate New York airport with a loaded gun for the second time this month
  • The man was caught at the Syracuse airport after TSA officials saw a gun in his carry-on. He also was caught on Nov. 6 at the Ithaca airport
  • Both times, he claimed he didn't know he had his gun with him

New York is not an open carry state, and its airports are definitely not open carry-on either.

Federal officials say a Florida man has been caught trying to go through security at an upstate New York airport with a loaded gun for the second time this month.

The man was arrested Wednesday at Syracuse Hancock International Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers spotted a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. Officials say the same man was caught with a different loaded handgun on Nov. 6 at the airport in Ithaca.

Both times, he claimed he didn't know he had his gun with him.

Officials say TSA has authority to assess penalties up to $13,000 for weapons violations.

The man's name wasn't released by TSA or Syracuse police.

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