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FAA worker arrested at Hartsfield with gun in bag

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 ATLANTA (WXIA) – A worker with the Federal Aviation Administration was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this week for having a gun in a carry-on bag.

It has been a turbulent last month for Hartsfield-Jackson – not with the planes, but with the security to keep them safe.

The latest incident happened on Tuesday on a flight from Atlanta to New York, when an FAA employee was caught with a weapon in his carry-on bag.

The agency says for now, employees will not be allowed to get around TSA security, saying in part, "The FAA will stand down the program while it conducts improved training for all of its inspectors. The agency will also require inspectors to sign a new agreement that details each inspector's responsibility, and clearly states that any infraction related to a weapon will result in an immediate and permanent suspension of privileges and possible further disciplinary action."

Read more at WXIA.

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