Woman Arrested At Burbank Airport With Loaded Gun

BURBANK (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank after a loaded handgun was found in her carry-on bag.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez says an officer saw the gun as it went through the X-ray machine Tuesday morning. He said the woman was on her way to board a Southwest Airlines flight to Las Vegas.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing a concealed weapon and taken to jail. A call to a Burbank police spokesman seeking information on her identity was not immediately returned.

Melendez said passengers can travel with firearms, but they must be unloaded, packed in checked baggage and declared to the airline.

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