Turks arrest armed Israeli vacationer


A vacationing Israeli is under arrest in Turkey for trying to board a flight home with a gun.

The Israeli, described as a man in his 40s, was taken into custody Monday after a loaded pistol was found in his bag at Antalya airport.

Relatives said the gun is licensed to the suspect in Israel, and that he apparently packed it by accident for the Turkish vacation.

Israeli security sources said an investigation is under way to determine why the gun was not spotted on the outgoing flight.

A Turkish court ordered the Israeli to be held for 30 days while authorities consider charges.

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