TSA: NC woman found with loaded gun at Virginia airport

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A North Carolina woman was caught with a loaded handgun with six bullets at Norfolk International Airport last Friday, officials said.

Norfolk International’s TSA officers found the gun in the woman’s carry-on luggage as it entered an X-ray device. The gun was confiscated by airport police and the woman was taken in for questioning.

She was cited by airport police, according to a news release.

People who bring weapons to the TSA checkpoint are subject to federal civil penalties up to $13,333, even if you have concealed gun carry permits. 15 guns were caught at ORF checkpoints in 2019 and 21 were found in 2018.

4,432 firearms were found in carry-on bags across the U.S. in 2019, a 5 percent increase from 2018, the TSA says.

Click here to learn more about the TSA’s rules on transporting firearms.


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