By CBS3 Staff


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia man was stopped by TSA officers at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday when a handgun was detected in his carry-on bag. TSA officials say they detected a nine-millimeter handgun that was loaded with nine bullets, including one in the chamber.

The man told officials that he forgot that he had the gun with him.

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Philadelphia police were notified and confiscated the firearm and detained the man for questioning and cited him on weapons violations.

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The handgun was the 16th gun caught by the TSA at Philadelphia International this year. In all of 2018, 25 guns were confiscated.