TSA: Handgun found in carry-on at Iowa airport

Published On: Feb 14 2013 03:57:48 PM CST

Authorities say an unloaded handgun was found in a carry-on bag at an airport in Des Moines.

The Transportation Security Administration says the firearm was detected at a screening checkpoint Wednesday afternoon at Des Moines International Airport. The unloaded handgun and ammunition were found in a man's bag.

Television station KCCI reports the man was taken into custody. TSA have not released the man's name and if he's been charged.

Firearms and ammunition are prohibited in carry-on baggage. It can be checked in at the ticket counter in a locked container.

The station says this is the second firearm found this year at a screening checkpoint in Des Moines.