30th Gun Stopped By TSA Security At Pittsburgh International Airport

A West Virginia man was caught with a loaded .380 caliber handgun

Andrew Limberg
October 09, 2019 - 11:31 am

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A West Virginia man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers Tuesday after he was caught with a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets, with one in the chamber at Pittsburgh International Airport.

The gun was confiscated by police and the Glenville, West Virginia man was detained for questioning.

It marks the 30th gun stopped by TSA security at Pittsburgh International in 2019.

Last year, TSA officers stopped 34 total firearms at security checkpoints at the airport.

The fine for a first offense of carrying a gun into a checkpoint has increased to $4,100, and penalties can reach more than $13,000.

When a gun is stopped by TSA security, it causes security lines to come to a complete stop until the issue is resolved.

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