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TSA discovers loaded firearms at Oklahoma airports

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials say they discovered loaded firearms at two Oklahoma airports this week.

According to the Transportation Security Administration, authorities found loaded firearms at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City and Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa.

Officials say they found a 9mm Glock 26 firearm, loaded with 10 rounds, in a carry-on bag during checkpoint screening at the OKC airport Tuesday morning.

On Monday, a 9mm Beretta Nano firearm, loaded with six rounds, was discovered by TSA during checkpoint screening at TUL.

“Firearms and ammunition, along with firearm parts and realistic replicas, are always prohibited at the TSA security checkpoint,” said TSA spokesperson Carrie Harmon.

According to the TSA, these items can be transported in checked baggage, provided the traveler declares them to the airline during the ticket counter check-in process.  Firearms in checked baggage must be unloaded and stored in a locked, hard-sided container.

For more information, visit the prohibited items and firearms and ammunition pages at tsa.gov.