TSA: Charlotte-bound man carried gun on prosthetic leg

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:03 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Police have arrested a man who went through Salt Lake City airport security with a loaded gun strapped to his prosthetic leg. 

The Transportation Security Administration says airport police arrested the man Thursday night after security detected the .22 pistol.  

TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers says the gun was strapped to the ankle area of man's prosthetic leg, which was inside of a boot. 

Details about the man's identity and whether he intended to carry the weapon on the plane were not immediately available. 

Dankers says the man's ticket was for a flight to Charlotte, N.C. 

The incident marks the 19th time this year and third this week that security at the airport detected a passenger carrying on a gun. The airport detected 20 passengers with guns in 2012. 
 

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