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TSA stops man from bringing antique gun onto plane at Philadelphia International Airport

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    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — TSA officers stopped a man from bringing an antique pistol onto a plane at Philadelphia International Airport on Sunday.

Authorities detected the weapon inside the man’s carry-on items at a security checkpoint.

Officers say it was sitting among some clothing and was not loaded.

When asked about it, the man reportedly told officials that he received the pistol as a gift from his father.

The man — who is from Middletown, Pennsylvania — was charged with a criminal citation and was fined.

So far this year, TSA has caught 15 guns at Philadelphia International Airport.

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