• 20th handgun this year found at Pittsburgh International Airport security checkpoint

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    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.

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    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.

    RESOURCE LINK HERE: Traveler information for firearms and ammunition

    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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