Monday, March 5, 2018

Man tries to take loaded gun on plane at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (KCLT), Transportation Security Administration says

Transportation Security Administration said this gun was seized from a passenger trying to board a plane at a Charlotte airport. 


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) — A man was stopped from bringing a loaded gun onto a plane at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport early Monday morning, Transportation Security Administration officials say.

The incident happened at Checkpoint D.

“The man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers with a loaded Springfield Arms Model XD 9 mm cal. pistol and an additional magazine containing 16 rounds,” airport officials say.

Transportation Security Administration officials say they noticed the pistol as the man’s bag passed along the conveyor belt.

The man was cited for carrying a weapon on airport property.

Transportation Security Administration officials say they have detected 13 guns at Charlotte airport checkpoint this year. Transportation Security Administration found 68 firearms at the airport last year.

Passengers are permitted to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are unloaded, packed in a hard-side case and are packed separately from ammunition, Transportation Security Administration officials say.

Click here to view details on how to properly travel with a firearm.

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