TSA seizes another loaded firearm at North Carolina airport
Dec. 22, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officers with the Transportation Security Administration have seized another loaded handgun at a North Carolina airport checkpoint.
A news release from TSA on Friday said an officer spotted the loaded .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver in a woman's carry-on bag as it passed through the x-ray machine at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
The passenger was questioned by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and cited for carrying a weapon on airport property.
It's the 68th firearm detected at Charlotte Douglas in 2017, compared to 54 in all of 2016.