Gun found in carry-on bag at R.I. airport

May 9, 2012 at 7:33 AM

WARWICK, R.I., May 9 (UPI) -- A man and his son were questioned after a gun and ammunition were found hidden inside stuffed animals at an airport in Rhode Island, officials said.

Security officials at T.F. Green Airport said the weapon, which was disassembled and hidden in three stuffed animals inside a carry-on bag, appeared to be linked to a domestic issue and was not a security threat, WPRI-TV, Providence, reported Tuesday.

The gun and ammunition were spotted Monday when the bag went through an airport X-ray monitor, a Transportation Security Administration official said.

WPRI-TV said the weapons were confiscated and the father and son were allowed to continue on Pinnacle Flight 4036 from Providence to Detroit after questioning.

The incident remained under investigation, WPRI-TV said.

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