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Replica guns confiscated from man at Va. airport

Monday - 9/23/2013, 2:31pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Federal authorities are reminding travelers about airport weapon rules following the discovery of two replica handguns at Richmond International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that a TSA officer staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine found the replicas in a man's carry-on bag on Sunday.

Richmond police confiscated the replica guns. Authorities allowed the man to continue his flight to Dallas-Fort Worth. Airport operations weren't disrupted.

The TSA says in a news release that weapons, including replicas, aren't permitted in carry-on bags. They can be packed in checked baggage.


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