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Officials find handgun, ammunition at Des Moines airport


Authorities found an unloaded handgun and ammunition in a carry-on bag at Des Moines International Airport Wednesday.

Officials found the gun at a screening checkpoint.

They said it belonged to John Thompson, a U.S. Army Captain from Virginia.

Thompson said he didn't know it was in the bag. He was arrested and charged with an airport screening checkpoint violation.

This is the second time this year a firearm was found at a screening checkpoint at the Des Moines International Airport.

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