Loaded handgun found at checkpoint

Transportation Security Administration

Ohio Woman Had Loaded Handgun At Pittsburgh International Checkpoint

TSA says this is the 29th handgun discovered this year

October 19, 2018 - 9:18 am
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — The 29th handgun of the year was stopped at a Pittsburgh International Airport security checkpoint.

Transportation Security Administration officials say an Austintown, Ohio woman had a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun in her carry-on bag on Thursday.

She was questioned by Allegheny County Police and faces a civil penalty.

The fine for a first-time offense of bringing a handgun to a checkpoint is typically $3,900.

Last year, 37 firearms were stopped at PIT’s TSA checkpoints.

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