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Gun seized at Charlotte airport, first of 2013

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A small gun was found in a passenger's carry-on bag at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

The incident was reported at 9:20 a.m. at one of the security checkpoints inside the airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Airport police were alerted and took possession of the bag.

Erik Weir, 45, was issued a citation for carrying a concealed weapon.

TSA officials say it's the first firearm discovered at the airport this year. Last year, security officials seized 16 firearms.

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