PITTSBURGH — A loaded handgun was stopped by TSA agents at the Pittsburgh International Airport Friday morning.
According to officials, the .380 caliber gun had six bullets and was spotted on the checkpoint’s X-ray machine.
Investigators said the woman, who is a Pittsburgh resident, is facing “stiff federal civil penalties” for trying to get the handgun through security.
This is the fourth gun caught at security at the airport this month, and TSA agents have found 18 total so far in 2020. That’s down from the previous years, in which at least 30 guns were spotted since 2017.
According to TSA, a typical first offense for carrying a loaded handgun into a checkpoint is $4,100 and “can go as high as $13,669 depending on any mitigating circumstances.”
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