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    West Virginia man charged after loaded gun found at Pittsburgh International Airport

    By Taylor Hall,


    A West Virginia man is facing charges after a loaded gun was found at Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday morning.

    TSA agents found the gun in a backpack at the alternate security checkpoint at 6:50 a.m.

    Franklin Barker, 58, was identified as the passenger carrying the gun.

    Allegheny County police said Barker did not have a valid concealed carry permit.

    Barker is charged with carrying a firearm without a license.

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