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Loaded Handgun Confiscated At Boise Airport

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A southwest Idaho man police say carried a loaded handgun into a security checkpoint at the Boise Airport has been cited with a misdemeanor.

Boise police say Transportation Security Administration agents found the weapon at 5:55 a.m. Thursday and notified police.

Police say they confiscated the weapon from the Nampa man who arrived at the airport to catch a flight to Salt Lake City.

Police didn't release the man's name or provide details on the weapon.

A message left with a police spokeswoman by The Associated Press wasn't immediately returned.

Authorities say it's the fourth time this year a loaded firearm has been found at a Boise Airport security checkpoint.