TSA investigating traveler's gun claim

January 25, 2010 4:52:50 PM PST
The Transportation Security Administration is investigating whether an air traveler illegally carried a gun with him on a flight. The flight last month originated at Bush Intercontinental and traveled to Costa Rica. TSA officials say upon landing, the passenger went to the US Embassy and admitted he had travelled with a gun.

The TSA is still looking into whether the man had the gun checked in his baggage or if he carried it on board. Passengers can carry guns in checked baggage as long as they are unloaded and appropriately locked in a hard case.