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Man arrested after a gun was found in his carry on luggage

Posted at 10:21 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 22:21:14-05

FORT MYERS, FLa. — A man is facing charges after police say he tried to get a gun past TSA in his carry-on luggage at Southwest Florida International Airport.
Port authority police say it happened yesterday when Manuel Assuncao put his bag through the x-ray machine. An agent then alerted police after seeing what appeared to be a gun inside. The officer opened the bag and found an unloaded revolver inside.
According to the report, Assuncao says he forgot the gun was in his luggage.
He has a concealed permit in Massachusetts but not in Florida.
Assuncao is charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license.