• Sewickley man detained after loaded gun found at airport checkpoint

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    PITTSBURGH - An Allegheny County man was stopped from boarding a plane at Pittsburgh International Airport Saturday with a loaded handgun, authorities said.

    Transportation Security Administration officers stopped the Sewickley man at a checkpoint and found a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets in his carry-on bag.

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    Allegheny County police were called to confiscate the gun and detain the man for questioning.

    RESOURCE LINK: Traveler information for firearms and ammunition

    This is the 30th handgun found at one of the airport’s checkpoints so far this year.

    Even if you have a concealed carry permit, you cannot bring a gun through a TSA checkpoint.

    Offenders can face a hefty fine.


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