Saturday, March 18, 2017

Yeager Airport (KCRW) confiscates second gun in one week

CHARLESTON - A Huntington man was cited by police at Yeager Airport on Thursday after a Transportation Security Administration officer found him in possession of a loaded firearm.

The TSA officer found the man with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun loaded with eight bullets, including one in the chamber. The citation was the second in two days.

On Wednesday, a Dunbar, West Virginia, man was found with a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun loaded with six bullets, including one in the firing chamber. An additional 14 bullets were found in a box next to the gun.

Both guns were confiscated by Yeager Airport police; the incidents are believed to be unrelated.

Weapons, including firearm parts and ammunition, are not permitted in carry-on bags, but can be transported in checked bags if unloaded and properly packed. Passengers who bring firearms to the checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges from law enforcement and civil penalties from TSA up to $12,000, according to the TSA.


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