Sunday, September 10, 2017

Loaded gun found in woman's luggage at Greater Rochester International (KROC)

This loaded handgun was found in a carry-on bag at Greater Rochester International Airport on Saturday.
(Photo: U.S. Transportation Security Administration)  



A loaded handgun was found in the carry-on luggage of a woman passing through security at Greater Rochester International Airport Saturday.

The woman, whose name was not released, told authorities she had no idea the .357-caliber revolver, which allegedly belonged to her boyfriend, was in her duffel bag. The weapon was found as her bag passed through an x-ray machine at a security checkpoint, according to a U.S. Transportation Security Administration news release.

The woman, who lives in Whitakers, N.C., was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff's deputies and faces an unspecified weapons charge, the TSA said. 

It was the fourth time this year that screeners had detected a gun at airport security checkpoints in Rochester this year. There were no such cases last year, five cases in 2015 and three the year before that, according to the TSA.

The agency news release said the incident was "a stark reminder of the importance that passengers play in making sure that they stop and think about what they have in their carry-on bags to ensure that they do not bring any prohibited items to an airport checkpoint.”

Original article  ➤ http://www.democratandchronicle.com

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