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Woman tries to board plane with loaded handgun

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 13, 2012 at 5:07 p.m.

— A Lenoir City woman faces charges after trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun.

Twenty-seven-year-old Brittany Shook told police she had forgotten the .380-caliber Ruger pistol was in her purse when she went to the McGhee Tyson Airport to catch a plane to Florida.

The Daily Times reports a security screener saw the pistol when it went through an X-ray machine. The weapon was fully loaded with a magazine containing seven rounds.

The pistol was placed in evidence storage and Shook was given a citation. She must appear in Blount County court on April 23.

All firearms, ammunition and firearm parts are prohibited in carry-on baggage.

This is the fifth firearm found at McGhee Tyson this year.

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Oldearkie says... April 13, 2012 at 6:15 p.m.

That's the last you'll see of that handgun, genius.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... April 14, 2012 at 3:50 a.m.

Have gun will travel.

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