PITTSBURGH - A Washington County man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers Thursday when they detected a loaded handgun in the man's carry-on bag.
According to a news release, the McMurray man had a .40 caliber gun loaded with seven bullets.
Allegheny County Police responded, took the firearm and detained the man for questioning.
This is the 20th gun confiscated at the checkpoint in 2018.
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In 2017, TSA officers found 32 firearms at the checkpoint.
If someone is found to have a firearm at a security checkpoint, the lane is closed until police can resolve it.
Even if you have a concealed carry permit, you can not bring a gun through a TSA checkpoint.
Offenders can face a hefty fine.
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