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Gun Found in Bag at DSM Airport
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say a 63-year-old central Iowa man was arrested after a loaded gun was found in his bag at the Des Moines airport.
A Transportation Security Administration officer spotted the gun Tuesday morning as the bag was going through a security screening. It was the third firearm discovered during a screening at the airport this year.
Michael Fendley, of Stratford, told authorities that he'd forgotten that the gun was in the bag and that he has a permit for it.
Fendley was arrested on a charge of violating a screening checkpoint restriction. He's been released.
A phone listed for Fendley was not in service on Thursday. Online court records don't list the name of Fendley's attorney.
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