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Salt Lake City Police Warns Of Guns Found In Carry-On Bags

May 15, 2021, 11:02 AM

FILE (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)...

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake City Police are asking travelers to check carry-on bags before coming to the airport after several guns were found at the security checkpoint.

In April, TSA officers found four guns in travelers’ bags on a single morning.

Salt Lake City International Airport officials found 71 guns inside bags in 2020. That put the airport in the top 10 in the country for guns found at a checkpoint.

A TSA official told Congress last week that the agency is dealing with a serious increase in guns inside bags.

Even if a traveler brings a gun by mistake, the fines can run several thousand dollars.

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Salt Lake City Police Warns Of Guns Found In Carry-On Bags