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Trigger Finger Proves Itchy at Texas Airport

November 24, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A deer hunter's rifle accidentally went off at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as the owner tried to show a ticket agent that the weapon was not loaded. No one was hurt.

The bullet went through a window and landed in a planter.

Airport spokeswoman Tina Sharp said the incident happened as the gun's owner was checking luggage at a Delta Air Lines ticket counter for an elk-hunting trip.

No charges were filed against the man. He and his wife were allowed to board a later flight. Airport operations were not interrupted.

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