Loaded gun found in co-pilot’s carry-on at Albany airport

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A Southwest Airlines co-pilot was arrested Monday at a checkpoint at the Albany International Airport after authorities discovered a gun loaded with six bullets in his carry-on, the Transportation Security Administration said.

The agency’s officers found the .380 caliber handgun, which was among the co-pilot’s carry-on items, as he entered the airport’s checkpoint, the TSA said in a news release. It was detected by an X-ray machine. 

The Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the checkpoint was contacted, and the co-pilot was arrested on a weapons charge.

The flight — headed for Chicago — was delayed for about four hours. 

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