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The path traveled by Estaban Santiago went right through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Friday after he had legally checked his firearm.

Santiago is facing charges in the fatal shooting of five people in Fort Lauderdale’s airport on Friday.

Checking a firearm in baggage is so common that the TSA has a video and a specific set of guidelines on how to do it safely and legally. Each firearm must be securely boxed, locked and declared at check in.

A spokesperson for the TSA says thousands of weapons fly every day in checked baggage without a problem, but the specific numbers of weapons are tracked through each individual airline.  Delta Airlines did not respond to our request for those numbers Monday.

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