Airport screener finds loaded gun in carry-on bag

Airport screener finds loaded gun in carry-on bag

The Associated Press

Published Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011

ONTARIO, Calif. — An Idaho man has been arrested after a Southern California airport security screener found a loaded gun in the traveler’s carry-on bag. Ontario International Airport police Sgt. Belinda Nettles tells the San Bernardino County Sun ( that 69-year-old Thomas Joseph Fees was arrested in Terminal 2 at about 6:50 a.m. Wednesday. His hometown in Idaho hasn’t been disclosed.
Airport police were contacted after Transportation Security Administration officers discovered a loaded .38 caliber revolver in his carry-on bag during the x-ray screening process.
Fee, who planned to board a Denver-bound flight, has been booked at the Rancho Cucamonga jail for investigation of carrying a loaded firearm.
Last month, an Ontario TSA officer discovered a loaded 9 mm gun in his carry-on bag.
Unloaded firearms are allowed in checked baggage.


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