PGA Tour player arrested with loaded gun at airport

American veteran charged with carrying a concealed weapon in carry-on luggage

PGA Tour player arrested with loaded gun at airport

PGA Tour player Kris Blanks has been arrested at a Florida airport after a loaded gun was identified in his carry-on luggage

The 40-year-old American, with just one victory on the Tour to his name in 2008, was looking to board a flight from West Palm Beach to Charlotte on Sunday morning.

But after slipping off his belt, shoes and accessories through screening at the security checkpoint, airport officials found a fully-loaded 40-caliber Glock 27 in his possession.

According the official security report, Blanks told authorities he'd forgotten to remove the gun from his bag after a road trip the week prior, and also admitted that he did not have a concealed weapons permit.

He was released on Sunday morning after posting a $3,000 bond.

While Blanks has yet to acknowledge the incident on his Twitter account, messages posted Monday indicate that he participated in a charity event the day after his arrest.

"Heading home from DC. Had a great time helping raise money for cancer research today. Capital city pro-am. Cool part of the job!!!"

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