A local man faces felony charges for carrying a gun at Denver International Airport.
Robert James Smith, 49, was arrested at the airport Monday after airport security screeners found a .38-caliber handgun in his laptop computer case, 7NEWS reported.
Smith says he forgot he was carrying the gun.
Smith, who was trying to catch a United Airlines flight, was being held without bail for investigation of carrying a firearm into a public transportation facility.
Denver jail officials would not allow him to be interviewed.
"It's a very serious offense even if it was just an accident," police spokeswoman Virginia