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Country Singer Scotty McCreery Cited for Handgun at Airport

The singer is an "American Idol" winner and North Carolina native

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    Country Singer Scotty McCreery Cited for Handgun at Airport
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    Scotty McCreery arrives at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas.

    Country singer Scotty McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

    Authorities told local media organizations that they found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery's backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13. He told authorities he had been at a firing range and forgot to take the gun out. He was flying to Nashville, Tennessee.

    Authorities say he had a valid concealed carry permit. He was cited for a misdemeanor concealed weapon permit violation and released.

    McCreery told WTVD-TV in a statement that he has learned a lesson he won't forget, adding, "I take gun safety very seriously."

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    The singer is an "American Idol" winner and North Carolina native.