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Yorktown man cited after loaded 9mm gun is discovered in carry-on bag at Norfolk Airport

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Norfolk, Va. – Officials cited a Yorktown man on Sunday after they say a loaded 9mm handgun was discovered in his carry-on bag at Norfolk International Airport.

They say he was stopped at a checkpoint after they detected the weapon using the X-ray machine.

Officers responded to the checkpoint and confiscated the gun. The man was cited on a local weapons charge.

They say the gun had six rounds of ammunition inside of it.

Weapons are not permitted in carry-on bags. They can be transported in checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline.