TSA Finds Gun on Ankle of 76-Year-Old Man in Detroit Airport

TSA agents found a loaded handgun strapped to the ankle of a 76-year-old man on Saturday thanks to help of full-body scanners at a Detroit airport.

The man had a valid permit to carry the gun and knew he couldn’t carry a gun onto an airplane, but told police he forgot he had the gun on him.

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The gun was found when a full-body scanner picked up an item on the man’s ankle. Officers searched the man and found a loaded .38 in an ankle holster. The man was briefly arrested and prosecutors are reviewing the case.

Declared, unloaded and properly packed firearms can be brought on planes, but only in checked luggage.

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Published: December 13, 2011