A loaded firearm was found at the Chattanooga Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
The Transportation Security Administration discovered the weapon at a security checkpoint around 3:46 p.m., according to a news release.
A 9mm Ruger LC-9 pistol was discovered in a passenger's carry-on bag, the release stated. Airport police were alerted, then confiscated the firearm and ammunition.
Local law enforcement issued a citation to the passenger.
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