A 57-year-old man was arrested in connection with carrying a weapon in a restricted place after a gun was discovered in a carry-on bag by Myrtle Beach International Airport security Monday, authorities said.
Horry County police were called around 7:30 a.m. Monday by the airport communications center about a loaded firearm discovered in a Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoint, according to a police report.
Arriving officers said they saw a firearm on the TSA x-ray screen, and police took possession of it, the report states. Police said the firearm’s owner was taken to the airport police office.
A firearm was discovered in the man’s carry-on bag, according to the report. Officers said there were no rounds in the gun’s chamber, but seven rounds were found in the gun’s magazine.
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Daniel J. Clarence of Columbus, Indiana is charged with weapons/ carry in restricted places, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records, which show he was released Monday on $5,000 bond.