Man arrested at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport with loaded gun in carry-on bag, police say

CLEVELAND - An Independence man was arrested at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after TSA agents found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag on Tuesday.

TSA contacted Cleveland police who confiscated the .380 caliber gun, loaded with five rounds including one in the chamber. The police report said the gun showed up on TSA X-ray equipment and was in an outer compartment of the bar.

The man, 61-year-old James Forcina, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He's set to appear in court Thursday morning.

Forcina told police that he has a concealed weapon permit and that he searched through his bag before the flight, but couldn't find the gun. He was ticketed to fly to Detroit.

The incident caused no disruption of airport operations.

Travelers can be fined up to $11,000 if they are caught with prohibited items in their carry-on bags.

Passengers are allowed to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declared. Travelers should also know state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure.

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