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TSA discover 29th firearm at SLC airport Monday morning

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Aug 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-19 18:33:15-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A loaded gun was discovered in the carry-on bag of a woman at the Salt Lake International Airport Monday morning, officials said.

Transportation Security Administration officers found the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 firearm at a security checkpoint. The suspect, Aubrey Luddington, was traveling to San Diego.

The Luddington was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a sterile area.

This is the 29th firearm discovered by TSA at the airport’s security checkpoints this year, TSA officials said.

Guns are never allowed in carry-on bags, officials said. Visit http://go.usa.gov/TPK3on ways to legally travel with firearms.