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Loaded Pistol Found in Passenger's Bag At Charlotte Douglas Airport

An airline passenger at Charlotte Douglas International Airport was charged early this morning after security officers found a loaded pistol in his luggage. 

The weapon - a loaded nine millimeter pistol and an extra 16-round magazine - was found as officers checked the man's carry-on bag at security checkpoint D.  The man was cited for carrying a weapon on airport property. 

TSA officers have found 13 weapons at the airport so far this year. They found 68 weapons in all of last year.