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Gun parts found in stuffed animals at RI airport

9:48 AM, May 9, 2012   |    comments
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WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Police at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport say a domestic dispute was somehow behind an incident in which gun components and ammunition were found hidden inside a child's stuffed animals.

Federal transportation officials say the 4-year-old boy and his father were traveling to Detroit Monday when a Transportation Security Administration officer noticed the disassembled .40-calilber gun concealed within the toys.

Authorities allowed the man and his son to continue their travels after concluding he posed no threat. The unnamed man told police he didn't know the components were inside the toys.

Airport Police Chief Leo Messier says Tuesday the incident "appears to be the result of a domestic dispute." Officials declined to comment further.

The incident remains under investigation by police and the FBI.

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