19 Firearms Found Last Week at U.S. Airport Checkpoints

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By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — As part of an occasional snapshot of what’s going on at our nation’s airports, ticklethewire.com periodically publishes stats on activity at checkpoints.

For the week of Feb. 14-20, the Transportation Security Administration reported that 19 firearms were found at checkpoints along with two “artfully concealed prohibited items.”

Additionally, six passengers were arrested following an investigation for suspicious behavior or for possession of fraudulent travel documents, the TSA reported.

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