The Transportation Security Administration said officers found a loaded handgun in a man's backpack at the Portland Jetport Friday morning.

Officials said a Farifield man was at a checkpoint when an officer spotted the gun in the man's backpack as it went through an X-ray machine.



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Officials said passengers are permitted to travel with firearms only in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declared.

Firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-sided case, locked and packed separately from ammunition.

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