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Charges unlikely in Burlington airport gun case

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A spokesman for the U.S. Transportation Security Agency says it's likely a Vermont man who tried to carry a gun onto a plane at the Burlington International Airport will face a fine of up to $3,000.

Mike McCarthy of the TSA office in Boston says the agency usually issues such fines, even in cases where the person tells authorities he or she forgot the weapon was in his or her possession.

That was the reason offered by the unnamed Vermont man who was boarding a flight to Orlando on Monday, and McCarthy says that's the excuse TSA officers most likely hear when they discover a firearm.

Burlington Deputy Police Chief Bruce Bovat, meanwhile, says the man most likely won't face criminal charges.

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