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TSA Investigating after Washington State Senator Arrested in Hong Kong for Bringing Firearm in Luggage

U.S. officials are investigating after a state senator boarded a flight to Hong Kong with an unloaded firearm in his carry-on luggage.

Washington state Sen. Jeff Wilson was arrested in Hong Kong on Friday after he discovered the firearm in his carry-on luggage and reported it to customs officials upon landing, according to a statement from Wilson.

A spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration said on Tuesday that Wilson boarded a flight in Portland and “passed through security and traveled with an unloaded firearm in his carry-on bag.” He connected for a flight to Hong Kong at San Francisco International Airport and did not go through additional screening at that time.

Read the rest of the story from ABC here.

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