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Port Authority Police Arrest Man With Gun Clip At LaGuardia Airport

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FILE - A TSA screener watches a line of passengers awaiting security screening at LaGuardia Airport (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images, FILE))

FILE – A TSA screener watches a line of passengers awaiting security screening at LaGuardia Airport (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images, FILE))

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police at LaGuardia Airport arrested a man Friday who was caught trying to board a plane with a gun clip in his carry-on bag.

The Transportation Security Administration said one of its officers spotted the clip with seven .45-caliber bullets in it on Thursday as the man was trying to board a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina.

The TSA confiscated the ammunition and discovered the man had an outstanding warrant. Port Authority police officers arrested him on a state charge.

Federal laws bar passengers from carrying weapons or ammunition in carry-on luggage. Passengers can sometimes transport them in checked luggage.

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