Another gun seized at Salt Lake airport

Published: Monday, April 15 2013 3:22 p.m. MDT

Personal items pass into the X-ray machine Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in terminal 1 at the Salt Lake City International airport.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Another gun in a carry-on bag was found by screeners at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

The gun marks the 15th found by screeners at the airport so far this year. Twenty guns were seized at the airport during all of 2012.

On Thursday, a Transportation Security Administration screener spotted what he thought was a firearm while putting a piece of carry-on luggage through an X-ray machine.

"Before I asked about the bag, the (man) stated he knew there was a gun in the bag and forgot it was in the front pocket," the Salt Lake City police officer assisting the TSA screener wrote in a report.

Kim Duane Hansen was arrested for investigation an intentional weapons violation at the airport, a class A misdemeanor.

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