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Passenger stopped from boarding with handgun at Fargo Airport

Fargo, North Dakota – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota, successfully prevented a passenger from boarding an airplane with a handgun. This incident occurred on Thursday, highlighting the effectiveness of airport security measures.

This event marks the second firearm detected at a FAR (Fargo) checkpoint in the current year, with TSA officers having identified three firearms at FAR security checkpoints throughout the previous year. The discovery was made during the routine screening of carry-on luggage, when a TSA officer noticed the image of a handgun on the X-ray screen. Fargo Police were promptly notified and swiftly responded to the situation, confirming that the firearm was loaded.

North Dakota TSA Federal Security Director David Durgan emphasized the danger of such incidents, stating, “Bringing a firearm to the checkpoint presents an unnecessary risk to both passengers and airport employees.” He further advised passengers to ensure their bags are empty before packing to avoid the inclusion of prohibited items inadvertently. This recent incident serves as a crucial reminder for all travelers to check their belongings thoroughly to maintain the safety and security of airport operations.

Hobert Worrell

Greetings to all. Since the year 2011, I have been diligently rising at the crack of dawn to pursue the latest happenings within our community. My journalistic journey commenced with working for a multitude of print publications, until eventually, I recognized the vast potential the digital realm had to offer. Consequently, I embarked on the creation of my own online news outlet. Today, as a publisher at Fargo News Now, I bear the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the quality and integrity of the content that graces your screens.

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