Undeclared Handgun Found In Checked Baggage At DIA

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Denver International Airport (credit: CBS)

Denver International Airport (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4)- Police in Denver said they won’t file charges against a man who packed a handgun into his checked luggage at Denver International Airport.

The man was on his way to board a Frontier Airlines flight to Kansas City when checked-baggage screening alerted officials to the handgun at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday. The gun was loaded. Police officers discharged the firearm into a barrel designed for the purpose.

The passenger did not try to take the gun through security. Denver Police Lt. Matt Murray said the man was cooperating with investigators.

The Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman told CBS4 that the gun had not been declared, was not packaged properly and was loaded inside the luggage.

The passenger was questioned by authorities and allowed to continue with his travel plans.

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