TSA: Man brought loaded gun to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Published On: Oct 05 2012 09:12:48 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 08 2012 08:05:05 AM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded gun in a man's carry-on luggage at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Friday, authorities said.

Broward Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Leon Wendell Dancy, 51, of North Miami for carrying a concealed weapon.

Dancy's Smith and Wesson 9 mm gun was found loaded with 10 rounds at the Terminal Four checkpoint, the TSA said.

BSO said Dancy's gun was securely encased in a black zipper case.

Dancy had planned to board a Spirit Airlines flight to La Guardia Airport in New York.

According to officials, the incident is the twenty-third time a gun has been intercepted by officers at the airport this year.

"Please remember to thoroughly go through your bags before you arrive at the airport," said Sari Koshetz, a spokesperson for the TSA. "We partner with law enforcement, so realize that jail might become the destination you didn't want to go to!"

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