Transportation Security Administration officers put in a call to the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, after a hand gun was found in a Hudson man’s carry on bag at the Albany International Airport.

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The sheriff’s department took the hand gun, which was unloaded, and then cited the man on a state weapons charge. According to the story from News 10 ABC, the gun was discovered when the bag went through the security x-ray machine.

He may have avoided a problem with bringing the weapon onto a plane if he followed the guidelines for firearms and ammunition on the TSA website, and also notifying the airline.