TSA finds gun in luggage

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(WLAX/WEUX) – TSA officers at La Crosse regional airport prevented a gun from making it on an airplane.

While screening luggage, an officer spotted the gun on the x-ray screen this morning.

Airport officials alerted La Crosse police, who secured the weapon.

The firearm was loaded, the traveler was a La Crosse resident.

The gun owner could face a penalty of more than 13 thousand dollars.

This is the first firearm found at the La Crosse airport checkpoint this year, one gun was also found in 2020. 

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