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Published August 23, 2012, 03:09 PM

Man detained at Hector for BB gun in carry-on

FARGO – Authorities detained a man at Hector International Airport this morning after a BB pistol was found in his carry-on bag as he went through security, Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel said.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM, Forum Staff Reports, inforum.com

FARGO – Authorities detained a man at Hector International Airport this morning after a BB pistol was found in his carry-on bag as he went through security, Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel said.

The Transportation Security Administration had already detained the man when Fargo police were called to the airport at 6:30 a.m. Officers took him into custody and contacted the FBI, which is now handling the investigation, Vettel said.

The BB gun was a replica-style pistol designed to look like a real weapon, Vettel said.

The man was not allowed to board the airplane, which was flying the first leg of a flight to Guatemala, he said.

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