For the fourth time in the first six months of 2023, a loaded gun has been confiscated by security at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport.

Dakota News Now is reporting that Tuesday (June 6), a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent spotted a handgun on x-ray while screening carry-on baggage.

The gun was loaded and was confiscated by TSA who then contacted both the Sioux Falls Police Department and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office.

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No word yet on the identity of the passenger or whether any charges will be filed.

The maximum fine for bringing weapons to the airport is $14,950.

According to TSA, this was the fourth firearm detected at FSD so far in 2023. Last year, nine firearms were detected at FSD security checkpoints.

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