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Transportation Security Administration officers at the Bismarck Airport on Thursday briefly seized a loaded handgun found in a Bismarck man’s carry-on luggage as he was about to board a flight to Chicago.

Officials found the holstered gun about 4:45 a.m. when the man’s luggage passed through X-ray equipment, Bismarck Police Officer Lynn Wanner said. The Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380, a small handgun, was later turned over to his spouse.

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The 49-year-old man, who holds a concealed carry permit, was allowed to proceed on his flight, Wanner said. No charges were filed.

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Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com

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